In compliance with federal regulations effective on July 1, 2020, and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), Indiana University must provide disclosures to students by listing all US states and territories with information regarding whether the completion of this academic program:
- will be sufficient to meet requirements for professional licensure or certification; or
- will not be sufficient to meet requirements for professional licensure or certification; or
- has not yet determined by IU to be sufficient to meet requirements for professional licensure or certification.
As a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work school, the programs of Indiana University School of Social Work meets the educational requirements for licensure with notable exceptions (field hours) in accordance with the jurisdictions under the licensing authority, Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).
The Indiana University Bachelor of Social Work meets the requirements to apply for the LBSW licensing examination in Indiana.
The Indiana University Master of Social Work meets the educational requirements to apply for the LSW and LCSW examination in Indiana. With specialized courses offered for the Master of Social Work School’s focus area, the curriculum also meets the educational requirements of the School Social Work License/Endorsement by the Department of Education in Indiana. With specialized courses in the Mental Health and Addictions MSW focus area and the completion of a qualified practicum, the curriculum also meets the educational requirements of the LCAC in Indiana.
There are 64 jurisdictions under the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) (all states, Guam, 10 provinces in Canada, Washington DC, US Virgin Islands, and North Mariana Island). Licensure requirements vary from state to state, and students seeking licensure or certification in a state other than Indiana are encouraged to review the state’s licensure requirements using the “Laws and regulations database”, or ASWB Full Report: U.S. states which education requirements for social work licensure beyond a degree from an accredited program, and application materials.
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