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Exciting Employment Opportunity at the Board of Social Work!

The Board is looking to hire a Licensing and Communications Coordinator!  Click this link for more information about this position and the application process.

BOSW Fingerprint-Based Criminal Background Check 

As of November 28, 2017, all applicants for initial licensure must submit to a fingerprint based criminal background check under Minnesota Statutes section 214.075.   Please click Criminal Background Check for more information.

Opportunity to Serve as a Board Member October 2017

There are two Board member unscheduled vacancies with terms ending January 6, 2020 and January 4, 2021.   In addition, there are three scheduled vacancies for Board members whose terms end January 1, 2018.  Read more here:  Vacancy Notice and Board Member Position Description 

Association of Social Work Boards 

ASWB Releases New Blueprints for 2018 Examination Changes

ASWB Social Work Practice Mobility Initiatives

Loan Forgiveness Program for Mental Health Professionals

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORPHC), Minnesota Department of Health, administers the program funded by the State of Minnesota authorizing the health professional loan forgiveness in both rural program and urban program areas.  For more information and submit an application see the ORHPC website:

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