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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 license to be employed as a social worker, only to perform psychotherapy.

NASW Documents Explaining the LCSW License Process

California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Web Resources

NASW-CA Chapter CE Courses



Online Law and Ethics Coursework

Need 18 or 12 hours of pre-license
CA law and ethics coursework?
Click Here

Need 6 hours of law and ethics for a
LCSW/LMFT license renewal?
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NASW-CA Customer Service

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