Five Social Work License Myths: BUSTED

Social Work License Myths Get the facts on social work license regulations and requirements Do you need a social work license? How do you get it? Is it worth it? Licensing in social work has become a source of confusion and misinformation, especially given the evolving process and varying requirements. But fear not! Here we examine the truth behind five licensure beliefs. Belief #1 All social workers must obtain a social work license FALSE This is a common misconception. Licensing regulations vary from state to state, with some requiring licensure, some requiring certification, some requiring registration—and most being tricky to navigate. Check out UNE’s State Licensing Requirements to find requirements for the state you want to practice in and to see if you’ll need… Read more >>
Tags: | |

Social Work Licensure: To license or not to license?

Social Work Licensure The great social work licensure debate With social work changing, it’s important to ask: As an emerging social worker, do you want a license? There may be as many different views about social work licensure as there are social workers. It’s a perennial topic of discussion and debate. But the wider range of possibilities opening up in the profession have further complicated that debate. To make this decision for your future, you’ll need to consider these factors: what a license really means, what you want, what your future employers want, and what you value. The true purpose of social work licensure Social work licensure was established by states to protect their residents. Period. A license requires social work practitioners to… Read more >>
Tags: | |