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California Social Work License

There is only one social work license in California, an LCSW, which allows individuals to perform clinical social work and psychotherapy. California does not require a license to be employed as a social worker.  

NASW-CA Chapter Offers Mandated Pre- and Post-license Courses

California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) 

New Requirements

California Cultures and Social and
Psychological Implications
(15 hours)

Suicide Risk Assessment and
Intervention (6 hours)

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