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Academic Degree: Baccalaureate degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work.

Examination: Passing score on the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) bachelors level national social work licensure examination.

Minnesota Criminal Background Check: One time requirement at time of application for initial licensure. Authorization forms are provided in application materials.

Ethical Standards: Must not have engaged in conduct that would be in violation of the Boards ethical standards of practice.

Supervised Practice: Supervised practice is not required at the time of initial licensure, but is required once the license is issued. Once licensed 100 hours of direct supervision per 4,000 hours of practice is required. For more information on supervised practice, see Minnesota Statutes, Sections 148E.100, 148E.120,148E.125.

Complete Details: Review Minnesota Statutes Section 148E.055, subd 2 for LSW

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