New Mexico Social Work License

New Mexico Social Work License

Earn Your New Mexico Social Work License

Are you interested in getting your social work license in New Mexico? By getting your social work license in New Mexico, you’ll be joining approximately 2,747 other social workers in providing the residents of New Mexico with quality mental health services. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide for obtaining your New Mexico social work license. While we work hard to keep our information up-to-date, it’s best to get in touch with the New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners at (505) 476-4890 to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

8 Steps for Obtaining Your New Mexico 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.

    Complete ONE of the following: 1. Three credit hour course in New Mexico cultures listed on the applicants transcripts; 2. A board approved course workshop or seminar in New Mexico cultures; 3. Proof of previously passing the New Mexico cultural examination.

  2. 2

    Apply for the Master’s Level 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!

    Once you are cleared, register for the LMSW Exam with the ASWB.

  3. 3

    Prepare for the Master’s Level Exam.

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

    Use our complete study system for the ASWB LMSW 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.

  4. 4

    Pass the Master’s Level Exam and obtain your LMSW.

    Congratulations! Now you can start earning your hours for the LCSW Exam.

  5. 5

    Qualify for the Clinical Exam.

    Complete a minimum of 3,600 hours of post graduate social work experience and 90 hours of supervision by an LISW which has been accumulated over no more than a 60-month period and cannot be completed in less than two years.

    At least one hour of supervision must be documented for every 40 hours worked.

  6. 6

    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 New Mexico Social Work License.

    Once you are cleared, register for the LMSW Exam with the ASWB.

  7. 7

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

    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.

  8. 8

    Pass the Clinical Level Exam and obtain your LISW.

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

 

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