Montana Social Work License

Montana Social Work License

Earn Your Montana Social Work License

Are you interested in getting your social work license in Montana? By getting your Montana social work license, you’ll be joining approximately 684 other social workers in providing the residents of Montana with quality mental health services. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide for obtaining your social work license in Montana. While we work hard to keep our information up-to-date, it’s best to get in touch with the Montana Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors at (406) 841-2391 to to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

5 Steps for Obtaining Your Montana Social Work License:

  1. 1

    Fulfill Your Education Requirements.

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

  2. 2

    Qualify for the Clinical Exam.

    Complete 3,000 hours of post-degree psychotherapy work completed in no less than two years including 1,500 hours of direct client contact.

    Obtain 100 hours documented hours of individual/group supervision.

    • 50 of these hours shall be individual and face-to-face by an LCSW and include 10 hours of direct observation of the service delivery.
    • Supervisors must hold a valid state license as a social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
  3. 3

    Apply for the Clinical 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 Montana Social Work License. So once you are cleared, register for the LCSW exam with the ASWB.

  4. 4

    Prepare for the Social Work Clinical License (LCSW) Exam and obtain your LCSW.

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

    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.

  5. 5

    Pass the Clinical Level Exam and obtain your LCSW.

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

Do you have questions about the Social Work Exam? Download our free Social Work Exam Guide.

Do you still have questions about obtaining your Montana social work license? Contact us and one of our coaches will help out.

The Therapist Development Center Team


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