Q: What is the process for reinstatement of licensure?
To reinstate your license after the renewal date has passed you
must start at the beginning. This
means you must file an application, application fee, licensure fee,
official transcript, repeat the exam, and provide three references.
North Dakota have reciprocity with other states?
when applying for licensure you must have the Verification
of Out of State Licensure Form filled out by the board in the
state where you are licensed.
If that states qualifications do not meet the same qualifications as
North Dakota you must meet North Dakotaís requirements.
What if I fail to renew my license?
A: If your license expires, you are no longer able to practice. You must re-apply for licensure through the initial process, which may include a retake of the exam.
Upon receipt of my license may I engage in the
private/independent practice of social work?
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers may engage in the
private/independent practice of social work.
When and where may I take the examination?
A: The exam is offered Monday thru Friday. It is administered through the Pearson Professional Center in Bismarck and West Fargo. Contact ASWB at 888-579-3926 for more information and study guide information.
I fail the examination, may I retake it?
but you must wait 90 days before retaking the examination
Does North Dakota have a temporary or provisional license?
No. Therefore, if you are waiting to pass the exam or have passed the exam and not yet been issued a license, you may not practice.
Please explain the supervision required to become a LICSW.
To become a LICSW you must have 3000 hours of post-graduate,
supervised clinical experience earned within 2 to 4 years. (Supervision must be obtained by a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker). See Requirements
Q: How do I apply for a license?
A: If you are a new graduate or not currently licensed in another jurisdiction, use the Initial Application for Licensure Instructions found above. If you are currently licensed in another jurisdiction, you may apply by reciprocity. See Reciprocity Application for Licensure section above.
Q: How do I register for the exam?
A: You must submit the licensure application, $25 application fee, and either a copy of your transcript showing you are in the final semester or have graduate OR a letter from your faculty advisor stating you are eligible to graduate and are in your final semester. You will then receive a letter of approval from the Board containing the phone number to set up and exam time.
Q: Can the reference forms come in separately from my licensure application?
Q: I have had a Criminal History Background Check run on myself in the past, can this report be used by the Board?
A: No, Criminal History Background Check reports are confidential and may not be exchanged between individuals or agencies. You will be required to submit for an updated report.