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…