California Social Work License
There is only one social work license in California, a LCSW, which requires an
MSW from an accredited social work program. California does not require a social
work license to be employed.
The LCSW Exam Restructure goes into effect 1-1-16.
CA LCSW License Process Until December 31, 2015
CA LCSW License Process After Jan 1, 2016
California Licensing Board (BBS)
NASW-CA Educational Resources
New Changes to CE Approval
Read about the upcoming changes (July 1, 2015) to the continuing education (CE) provider approval on the BBS website.
NASW-CA Customer Service