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Criminal Background Check Fee Increase from $32 to $33.25
Effective January 1, 2019, the Criminal Background Check fee will increase 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.
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.
ASWB Seeking Examinations Writers
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is seeking qualified social workers to write questions for the licensing exams used in the United States and Canada. To be considered, qualified applicants must complete all screening documents and supply other information via email by January 31, 2019. For complete information, visit ASWB's website.
BOSW Fee Increase Facts
Read the Fee Increase Fact Sheet and Fee Increase History for more information regarding the proposed BOSW fee increase during the 2017 & 2018 legislative sessions and BOSW fee history.
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 to submit an application see the ORHPC website.