Certification & Licensure FAQ

This is not a complete listing of all information available on this question. For more information, see the NASW Wisconsin Chapter website or the State of Wisconsin's Department of Safety and Professional Services website.

Are there any specific topics I need to include in my 30 hours?

Yes, the rules require that at least two hours be completed in social work ethics and two hours in issues concerning professional boundaries.

If I enroll in the MSW Program, will I meet the Wisconsin licensure requirements for LCSW?

Yes. Since 2002, those who wish to be licensed as clinical social workers in the State of Wisconsin must meet certain requirements. The statute states that the student must complete a Master’s level “Clinical Concentration.” The Mental Health focus area meets these requirements.

If I enroll in the MSW Program, will I be able to meet the requirements to apply for Wisconsin School Social Work licensure?

Yes. The MSW Program’s Child, Youth, and Family Welfare (CYFW) focus area meets the requirements for licensure as a School Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin.

I have an MSW degree and would like to apply for Wisconsin LCSW. Can I complete the necessary course requirements at the School of Social Work?

Yes. You may register as a special student in the Part-Time MSW Program to take select courses needed to complete the required LCSW requirements. Contact an Advisor for details.

I have an MSW degree and would like to apply for Wisconsin School Social Work licensure. Can I complete the necessary course and field requirements at the School of Social Work?

Yes. You may register as a special student in the Part-Time MSW Program to take select courses needed to complete the required School Social Worker requirements. Contact an Advisor for details.

I am interested in obtaining my Independent Clinical Social Work license (LICSW) from the State of Minnesota. Will I be able to obtain the Minnesota Board of Social Work required clinical clock hours if I enroll in the MSW Program?

Yes. It is possible to complete all 360 clock hours while in the Part-Time MSW Program.