Human Services Guide
Idaho

Social Work Licensure in Idaho

  • Find Education Requirements in Idaho for one of the following:

Home to the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental US, known as the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, Idaho is known for its wildness and natural beauty. Along with its famous potatoes and history as part of the Oregon trail, Idaho is a fantastic state if you enjoy the outdoors and northwestern climate. Bordering Canada on the north, Idaho also gives one access to another country by car when desired. Idaho is a good spot to start your career as a Licensed Social Worker. It is important to check in with each state’s Social Work board to get accurate and up to date information on the states licensing process. Here is the website for the State of Idaho:


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Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

  • If you wish to attain the title Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Idaho, you must first get a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited university or college.
  • You must apply for your license and pass a criminal background check. You then need to receive a passing score on an Association of Social Workers ASWB Bachelor Level Exam.

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

  • To be eligible to hold the title of Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Idaho, you must first get your Master of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited university or college.
  • You must apply for your license and pass a criminal background check. You then need to receive a passing score on an Association of Social Workers ASWB Master Level Exam.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • If you wish to hold the title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Idaho, you must first get a Master or Doctorate of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited university or college.

You must provide verification of at least 3,000 hours of clinical professional experience under an approved supervision plan to apply for your LCSW title. You must list at least 3 references one of which must be licensed in mental health profession. You may also use your faculty advisor and field supervisor.

  • Once you have completed and sent in your application you may apply with the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) for their Clinical Level test. Once you pass the test you will be eligible to receive your new title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho, congratulations!

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