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Fees

 
  • Board fees are specified in Minnesota Statutes section 148E.180 and are nonrefundable 
  • Licensing and renewal fees have not increased since 2000 and were decreased by 30% effective January 1, 2006
  • Visit the Board's Budget Reports page for more information about fees and the budget
 

 Application Fees

Application Type Application Fee
Application by Examination (all license types) $60
Application by Endorsement (all license types) $100
Temporary License $50
Criminal Background Check $33.25



License Fees

  • Initial license terms may be more or less than the standard 24-month term based on the issue date of the license projected to your birth month two calendar years from the issue date
  • Initial license fees are prorated so you pay for the actual number of months licensed in the initial license term
  • To ease the impact of the fee change effective July 8, 2019 on new licensees, the Board approved a "new grad discount," increasing initial license fees for newly issued LSW and LGSW licenses by only 20% instead of by 35% as originally proposed
License Type 24-Month License Fee
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) $93.50
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) $167.75
Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) $295
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) $325

License Renewal Fees

Active License Type 24-Month Renewal Fee
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) $110
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) $195
Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) $295
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) $325
Alternate License Type 24-Month Renewal Fee
Emeritus Active Licensed Social Worker (LSW) $55
Emeritus Active Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) $97.50
Emeritus Active Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) $147.50
Emeritus Active Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) $162.50
Emeritus Inactive License (all license types) $50
Temporary Leave License (all license types) Same as 24-month renewal fee for active license

License Renewal Late Fees

  • A license may be renewed with a late fee within 60 days of the expiration date of the license
  • The late renewal fee is 1/4 of the 24-month renewal fee for the license type
Active License Type 24-Month Renewal Late Fee
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) $27.50
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) $48.75
Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) $73.75
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) $81.25
Alternate License Type 24-Month Renewal Late Fee
Emeritus Active Licensed Social Worker (LSW) $13.75
Emeritus Active Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) $24.38
Emeritus Active Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) $36.88
Emeritus Active Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) $40.63
Emeritus Inactive License (all license types) N/A
Temporary Leave License (all license type) Same as 24-month renewal late fee for active license

License Reactivation from Expiration or Alternate License Fees

  • An expired license may be reactivated within one year of the expiration date of the license
  • The fee to reactivate a license from expiration is 1 1/2 times the renewal fee
  • See Reactivations page for complete information about reactivating an alternate license
Reactivation from Expiration Reactivation Fee
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) $165
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) $292.50
Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) $442.50
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) $487.50

Reactivation from Alternate License Reactivation Fee
Emeritus Active License Prorated shared of 24-month renewal fee
Emeritus Inactive License Prorated shared of 24-month renewal fee
Temporary Leave License Prorated shared of 24-month renewal fee

 Continuing Education Provider Fees


Clock Hours (per one-year period) Application Fee
1-8 clock hours $50
9-16 clock hours $100
17-32 clock hours $200
33-48 clock hours $400
49 or more clock hours $600

 Late Fees


Late Fee Type Late Fee
Supervision Plan Late Fee $40
License Late Fee $100 plus prorated share of 24-month license fee for number of months of unlicensed practice

 Duplicate License Card and Wall Certificate Fees


Duplicate Document Type Fee
Duplicate License Card (wallet-sized) $10
Name Change or Duplicate License Wall Certificate (includes duplicate license card) $30

 Fees Charged for Goods and Services


Type of Service Fee
Returned Check $30
License Verifications Fee
Online License Verification N/A
Official Written License Verification $20
Data Request Fee
Requests for Public Data See Data Practices Policy for Members of the Public
Requests for your Own Data See Data Practices Policy for Data Subjects
Public Data Mailing Lists* Fee
All individuals currently licensed $50
All individuals previously but not currently licensed $50
Customized mailing lists See Data Practices Policy for Members of the Public
*See Data Requests + Public Data Mailing Lists page for information included in standard public data mailing lists
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