Available only in CA Electronic (DOJ & FBI) Additional information
Evaluation of the applicant’s criminal history is part of the application process
Must be TAKEN annually (until passed) to renew ASW Registration
(Before becoming an LCSW in California, you must be registered as an ACSW).
· Education Requirement: Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and required coursework
· Field Requirement: None
· Exams: California Law & Ethics Exam
· Fees: $75 application fee
· License Renewal: Registration may be renewed five times in a six-year time span.
If a Social Worker in California wants to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California, social workers must meet certain requirements. These include:
Education Requirement: Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work, verified by electronic transcripts
Field Requirements: 3,000 total supervised hours, over 104 weeks (minimum)
Exams: California Law & Ethics Exam (if not applying as a ACSW), ASWB Clinical exam
Fees: $100 application fee
License Renewal: Every two years There are social work scholarships in California and grants available to aspiring social work students to cover school costs, such as tuition and supplies. Be sure to check with your preferred university for other financial aid options available. Some California scholarships we have found for social workers include:
CABSW chapters provide culturally competent training in various topic areas by highly skilled professionals.
CABSW Chapters can match seasoned professionals with young professional and/or students to help them navigate their journey in the field.
New students are afforded discount student memberships.
We are affiliates of the National Association of Black Social Workers. As a member of a CABSW Chapter, you are afforded access to NABSW papers and position statements.
Members privileges include occasions to CONNECT and LEARN, as well as opportunities for EXPOSURE and CAREER GROWTH!
You may apply for scholarship opportunities annually
On local, state and National levels
Continuing Education Units are available
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