Michigan Social Work License

Michigan Social Work License

Earn Your Michigan Social Work License

Are you interested in getting your social work license in Michigan? By getting your Michigan social work license, you’ll be joining approximately 25,540 other social workers in providing the residents of Michigan with quality mental health services. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide for obtaining your social work license in Michigan. While we work hard to keep our information up-to-date, it’s best to get in touch with the Michigan Board of Social Work at (517)373-1820 to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

6 Steps for Obtaining Your Michigan Social Work License:

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  1. 1

    Qualify for the Master’s Level Exam.

    Obtain a Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE approved or accredited college or university.

  2. 2

    Register for a Limited Master's Social Work License.

    Complete the State Application.

    Make sure to review your completed application. Missing dates and signatures are the most common reasons applications are delayed. And don’t forget to include the check!

  3. 3

    Apply for the Clinical or Generalist Exam.

    Complete the State Application.

    Make sure to review your completed application. Missing dates and signatures are the most common reasons applications are delayed. And don’t forget to include the check!

    You'll have to pass the ASWB LCSW exam to get your Michigan Social Work License. So once you are cleared, register for the LCSW exam with ASWB.

  4. 4

    Complete your Clinical Hours and obtain your LMSW-Full License.

    Complete 4,000 hours of post-graduate clinical work.

    Obtain supervision 4 hrs/month under the supervision of a LMSW.

    You may apply for one of two types of licensure concentrations: (1) macro and (2) clinical. You must complete an additional 2,000 hours (one year) of post-graduate social work experience in the specialty-designated area with at least 50 hours of supervisory review.

    The macro concentration requires that you have passed the ASWB Advanced Generalist Level Exam and the clinical requires that you have passed the ASWB Clinical Level Examination.

  5. 5

  6. Prepare for the Social Work Clinical License Exam

  7. Pick an exam date and make your test appointment at Pearson VUE.

  8. Use our complete study system for the ASWB LCSW Exam. We cover the essential topics and supply the thinking strategies you’ll need to figure out the right answer. We provide an organized, step-by-step approach so you won’t waste your time trying to figure out what to study. Coaches who recently passed the exam are available to answer any questions while you prepare. Our materials are developed by social workers who passed the social work licensing exam with over 90% correct. We recommend studying 4-8 weeks with our program.

  9. 6

  10.  PASS THE CLINICAL LEVEL EXAM AND OBTAIN YOUR LMSW.

  11. Congratulations! What an accomplishment. We wish you all the best in your career as a licensed clinical social worker.

 

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