State Board of Social Worker Licensure - Licensing - Conditional Licensed Social Worker, Conditional Licensed Master Social Worker

 

LSX - Licensed Social Worker, Conditional

"Conditional License" indicates the licensee is completing a required internship period under certain conditions to progress to another level of licensure. A licensee must be licensed at this level while accruing required internship experience. This is an entry level requiring a Bachelor's degree that is sufficiently related to social work or social welfare and a LSW conditional must obtain four hours per month of supervision.

How to apply

Fees

  • License Fee of $70
  • Criminal History Records Check Fee of $21
Please make your checks payable to: "Maine State Treasurer".

Term

  • Biennial

Requirements

If applying, you must submit:

  • A completed Application for Licensure;
  • Official transcript of a sufficiently related earned bachelor's degree;
  • Evidence of employment in a social work setting; and
  • Agreement to provide Consultation form.

Renewal fees and information

Fees

  • Biennial renewal fee $70
Please make your checks payable to: "Maine State Treasurer".

Terms

  • Can only renew once

Requirements

  • A late fee of $50 is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date.
  • A person who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants and is required to reapply with an original license application, documentation and fees.
  • Renewal applications are mailed approximately 60 days prior to the license expiration date.
  • Continuing Education: 25 hours of continuing education pursuant to board rules.

 

MC - Licensed Master Social Worker, Conditional Clinical

This license is for Master Social Workers who are engaged in clinical practice who have not yet completed the consultation hours required for LCSW (independant licensure).

"Licensed Master Social Worker, Conditional (Clinical)" means a person who has received a MSW Conditional (Clinical) license from the board. This licensee may perform all of the functions of the LMSW license; engage in psychosocial evaluation, including diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and emotional disorders, with required consultation; and provide clinical consultation to LSWs, Social Work students, other professionals practicing related professions and paraprofessionals engaging in related activities. A LMSW, Conditional (Clinical) must receive four (4) hours a month of consultation (no more than 25% in a group setting) by a LCSW while practicing social work in a clinical setting. A LMSW Conditional (Clinical) may not engage in private clinical practice unless permitted under 32 MRSA, Chapter 83, Section 7053, subsection 1.

How to apply

Fees

  • License Fee of $70
  • Criminal History Records Check Fee of $21

Please make your checks payable to: "Maine State Treasurer".

Term

  • Biennial

Requirements

  • A completed Application for Licensure;
  • Official transcript of an earned MSW degree from a CSWE accredited institution;
  • Proof of a passing score for the required examination (Intermediate/Masters); and
  • Documentation on the form provided by the Board of intent to provide clinical consultation signed by the LCSW or CSW-IP engaged as the consultant (Agreement to Provide Consultation Form).

FOR APPLICANTS CURRENTLY LICENSED IN ANOTHER STATE

If you are currently licensed in another state and are applying for licensure in Maine, you must submit all of the required documentation (as listed above) as well as the items listed below:

  • A copy of the state or county licensure act under which the applicant is licensed;
  • A copy of the applicant's social work license;
  • A completed verification of licensure form.

Renewal fees and information

Fees

  • $70

Please make your checks payable to: "Maine State Treasurer".

Requirements

  • A late fee of $50 is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date.
  • A person who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants and is required to reapply with an original license application, documentation and fees.
  • Renewal reminders are emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Commission informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee's access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.
  • Continuing Education: 25 hours of continuing education pursuant to board rules.
  • Completed and signed verification of consultation form.