Licensing Resources

Licensing of Delaware Social Workers is overseen by the Board of Social Work Examiners, which is not affiliated with NASW-DE.  In an effort to keep you, our community informed, we try and provide updated information as it becomes available.  

Frequently Asked Questions

As of June 11, 2019, there are new rules that require licensure for Bachelor and Master level social workers in addition to Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

As of June 11, 2019, Delaware has instituted new licensing levels for Bachelor and Master's level social workers. There are pathways to licensure for individuals who have never held a license and for those seeking reciprocity from another state in which they are licensed. You can find information on both of these applications here:

Clinical Social Workers are eligible for licensing in Delaware after successfully completing 3200 hours of post-MSW clinical social work hours and passing the examinaation. You can find more information about the status and application here:

During each licensing period, an LBSW is required to complete 20 hours of continuing education, an LMSW is required to complete 30 hours of continuing education, and an LCSW is required to complete 40 hours of continuing education. Each licensee is required to complete 6 hours of ethics training and 1 hour of mandatory reporting. NASW-DE provides continuing education courses that meet the requirements by the BSWE. Members receive a discount on all programming offered by the chapter.

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Online CE Tracker

Now that you've earned your Continuing Education credits, you'll want to make certain you've retained your certificates to submit to the board for verification.  The online CE tracker makes it easy to keep track of all your continuing education credits.  

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