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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. 


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.


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. 


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