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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.

Criminal Background Check:  All applicants for initial licensure must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check (CBC) within 90 days of the application received date under Minnesota Statutes section 214.075.  If you do not hold a current license, including a temporary license, with the Board you must submit the required fee and comply with fingerprint-based CBC requirements.  If fingerprints are not submitted to the Criminal Background Check Program Office within 90 days of the application received date, the CBC fee is void and a new CBC fee is required. 

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 subdivision 2 for LSW

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