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Overview of the NDBSWE

The North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners [Board] was formed in 1983 by the legislative assembly.  It is a six-member board appointed by the governor.  The Board is responsible for licensing qualified applicants to practice social work and to ensure that licensees comply with the laws and regulations governing that practice.  The Board requires competency and ethical behavior in all areas of social work practice.

Board Mission Statement

The Board protects the health and safety of the public by licensure of qualified persons, enforcement of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of social work, including the appropriate resolution of complaints.