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Employment Opportunity with the Board of Social Work

Join our team! The Board is re-posting a vacant staff position to broaden the applicant pool for the Social Work Licensing Coordinator. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Review the detailed job posting and go to and search for job posting 38054 to apply online. The position will remain open until filled but priority consideration will be given to applications received before January 22, 2020. 

BOSW 2020 Legislative Proposal

The Minnesota Board of Social Work (BOSW) Legislation and Rules Committee, comprised of board members, board staff, and three representatives of the BOSW Advisory Committee, was charged to review each section of the Social Work Practice Act as part of the BOSW 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. The 2020 Legislative Proposal is intended to be noncontroversial and includes technical and housekeeping changes and policy improvements. Click here to learn more.

Opportunity to serve as a BOSW Board Member

There are three scheduled board member vacancies for terms ending January 6, 2020. Apply at the Secretary of State website. Read the Board Member Vacancy Press Release for more information.

Governor Walz Signs BOSW Fee Change Into Law May 30, 2019

What does this mean for you? Click here to learn more about the fee change.

Association of Social Work Boards

New Video for ASWB Exam Candidates - Steps for Taking the ASWB Exam

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. 

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