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Minnesota has the following four permanent social work licenses which you can apply for through examination or endorsement:
Complete details can be found at Requirements for Licensure, Minnesota Statutes section 148E.055.  Complete details regarding the fingerprint-based criminal background check requirements can be found at Minnesota Statutes section 214.075.
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License Application Fee CBC Fee Total Fee
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) $45 $32 $77
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) $45 $32 $77
Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) $45 $32 $77
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) $45 $32 $77
Endorsement Application for any License $85 $32 $117
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