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Certified Social Worker (CSW)

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Council on Social Work Education Approved Program

Must Graduate With

Master of Science in Social Work MSSW

Apply To


Take Exam


Get License

Passed the Exam!

Mail the following documents to KY SWB:

  1. ASWB Unofficial Score Report

  2. Official Transcripts (Refer to Approval Letter)

  3. Licensure Fee: $125 for three years


Allow 2-3 weeks for processing and

License Issuance

ASWB Exam Requirement

LSW: Master's Level


Exam Fee: $230

2019 National Pass Rate: 74.0%

KY Board of Social Work

125 Holmes Street, Suite 210

Frankfort, KY 40601

Office: (502) 564-2350

Fax: (502) 696-8030

Kentucky Public institutions with

a CSWE Approved SW Program


University of Louisville

University of Kentucky

Kentucky State University

Morehead State University

Murray State University

Northern KY State University

Eastern Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University

Application Requirements

Apply at the KY SWB Website


Minimum Education: MSSW or Higher

Post Graduate Practice Experience: None

Board Approved Supervision: None

Application Fee: $25


Application will be reviewed and Exam

Approval Letter will be sent to the applicant

Total Licensure Cost

Application Fee: $25

Testing Fee: $230

Licensure Fee: $125


Total Cost: $380

For your convenience, you can access the steps below via a PDF

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