Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Information for Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) and
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Applicants

  • 6-year Life Span
    • Registrations issued by the Board are valid for a 6-year period (five renewals)
    • Registrants who have not completed all hours of supervised experience within the 6-year life span, must apply for a subsequent registration number, to continue the path toward licensure
    • Many registrants apply for a second (or third, etc.) registration number to gain additional supervised work experience or for employment purposes
  • Private Practice Settings
    • Registrants with a subsequent registration number cannot work in a private practice or a professional corporation setting, no exceptions.
  • Examination Requirements
    • Applicants must PASS the California Law and Ethics Exam before a subsequent registration can be issued.
  • Additional Info