Become a Social Worker in Alabama



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Disclaimer: Due to the rapidly changing nature of social work regulations, for the most up-to-date information on becoming a social working in Alabama, contact the Alabama Social Work Licensing Board.

Alabama law recognizes four classes of social workers: Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW), Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), and Private Independent Practice (PIP). The requirements are as follows:

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Alabama PIP (Private Independent Practice)

Alabama LCSW

Alabama LGSW (Licensed Graduate Social Worker)

Alabama LBSW (Licensed Bachelor Social Worker)


In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Alabama, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Alabama can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on Alabama social work licensure policies available to you.

Alabama Social Work Salary

Alabama Social Work Salary
Alabama Social Work Career Average Social Work Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $39,090
Medical and Public Health Social Workers $45,010
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $35,120
All other Social Workers $61,220
Master of Social Workers Salary (average increase from BSW) +$9,000
 

Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in Alabama is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Information about social worker salaries in Alabama is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 03/30/2016.

There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Please contact your state social work licensing department for more information.

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