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LCSW Supervision

he requirements for obtaining licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker are set forth in 22 TAC 781.401.  Generally, these requirements include:

  • a master’s or doctoral degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program and documentation in the form of a university transcript of successfully completing a field placement in social work;
  • a minimum of 3,000 hours of Council-approved supervised professional clinical experience over a period of 24 to 48 months, or its equivalent if the experience was completed in another jurisdiction. Council-approved supervised professional experience must comply with 22 TAC 781.404;
  • a minimum of 100 hours of Council-approved supervision, over the course of the 3,000 hours of experience, with a Council-approved supervisor. Supervised experience must have occurred within the five calendar years immediately preceding the date of LCSW upgrade application;
  • passage of the Clinical Examination administered nationally by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); and
  • passage of the Jurisprudence Examination.


Learn more: https://www.bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-social-worker-examiners/applying-for-a-license/index.html

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