Become a Social Worker in Ohio
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Social Work License Map is a simple guide to social work licensure that clarifies the steps needed to become a social worker in your state.
Ohio law recognizes three classes of social worker: Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), and Social Worker Assistant (SWA). The requirements are as follows:
In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Ohio, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Ohio can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on Ohio social work licensure policies available to you.