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Protecting the Public with Shared Goals2019 Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Board of Social Work strives to provide high quality customer service to our stakeholders. Take the 2019 Customer Satisfaction survey, available until November 5, 2019. The survey is anonymous and will take about 5 to 10 minutes. We are seeking feedback about your customer service experience during the past year to assess strengths and possibilities for improvement. Thanks for participating!


BOSW Team Value Statement: "The Board of Social Work team strives to cultivate and maintain a positive and mission-driven culture grounded in respect for diversity, shared values, communication, and collaboration. We are committed to providing high quality services reflecting these values."

Log in to the Board's online services to apply for licensure and check application status, renew a license, submit Supervision Plan and Verification, attest as licensing supervisor, and update contact information.

Verify a social work license and view public adverse actions using the Board's online license search.

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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 beginning mid-November 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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