Earn Your North Carolina Social Work License
Are you interested in getting your social work license in North Carolina? By getting your social work license in North Carolina, you’ll be joining approximately 5,681 other social workers in providing the residents of North Carolina quality mental health services. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide for obtaining your social work license in North Carolina. While we work hard to keep our information up-to-date, it’s best to get in touch with the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board at (336) 625-1679 to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.
6 Steps for Obtaining Your North Carolina Social Work License:
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Fulfill Your Education Requirement.
Obtain a Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE approved or accredited college or university.
Apply for your LCSW Associate License.
Complete the State Application for the LCSWA.
Note: The LCSWA is only good for two years and must be renewed every two years until your hours are complete. Once you are registered as a LCSWA, you MUST take and pass the clinical level exam within the initial first two years of licensure.
Qualify for the LCSW.
Submit a Position Statement on Clinical Supervision BEFORE obtaining your clinical hours.
Obtain 3,000 hours of paid post-graduate professional experience over no less than two years.
Complete at least 100 hours of supervision and no more than 25 hours of group supervision.
Submit a Six Month Review Form.
Apply for the Clinical Exam.
Complete the Exam Request Form.
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 North Carolina Social Work License. So once you are cleared, register for the LCSW exam with the ASWB.
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.
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.