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Governor Walz's Budget Includes Investments for the Minnesota Board of Social Work
The Governor’s “One Minnesota” Budget for FY 2020-FY2021 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021) will provide the Board of Social Work the necessary resources to maintain current core public safety services ensure fiscal stability, and create strategic investments to improve our effectiveness and ensure efficient and accountable services to all those we serve.
Visit the Board's Budget Reports page for information and updates or subscribe to Budget News to receive email updates from the Board.
Opportunity to Serve as a Board Member for the Board of Social Work
There are three Board Member scheduled vacancies for terms ending January 7, 2019. Read the press release and Board Member Position Description for complete information.
Criminal Background Check Fee Increase from $32 to $33.25
Effective January 1, 2019, the Criminal Background Check fee increased from $32 to $33.25 due to an increase in the FBI portion of the fee. All applicants for initial licensure and applicants for relicensure after a lapse must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check under Minnesota Statutes section 214.075. The Criminal Background Check fee is bundled with the application fee when applying for licensure or reactivation.
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.