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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

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Council on Social Work Education 

Approved Program

Must Graduate With

MSSW, DSSW, or PhD in Social Work

Get License

Apply To


Complete Supervision

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. Supervised Experience Documentation Form 


Licensure Fee: $200 for three years

ASWB Exam Requirement

CSW: Clinical Level

Exam Fee: $260

2019 National Pass Rate: 74.2%

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: 2 Years
Board Approved Supervision: 200 Hours 100 Individual/ 100 Group

Application Fee: $25

Application will be reviewed and Exam

Approval Letter will be sent to the applicant.

Total CSW Licensure Cost

Application Fee: $25

Testing Fee: $230

Licensure Fee: $125


Total Cost: $380

Total LCSW Licensure Cost

Application Fee: $25

Testing Fee: $260

Licensure Fee: $200


Total Cost: $485

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

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