Become a Social Worker in Colorado

Disclaimer: There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Contact your state education department for more information.



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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 worker in Colorado, contact the Colorado Social Work Licensing Board.

Colorado law recognizes two classes of social workers: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Social Worker (LSW). The requirements are as follows:

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS

Featured Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Fordham University
  • Four main areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
  • GRE scores are not required for admission to the program.
Baylor University
  • Ethically integrates faith and social work practice
  • Specialize in clinical practice or community practice
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
University of Southern California (USC)
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck Shool of Social Work, a top-ranked graduate school by U.S. News and World Report
  • Features virtual and in-person field education in or near student's own communities
Simmons University
  • Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
  • Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended
These schools offer online MSW programs with 100% online instruction - no campus visits required

Sponsored MSW Programs

 

Colorado LCSW

Colorado LSW (Licensed Social Worker)

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

Colorado Social Work Salary

Colorado Social Work Salary
Colorado Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $50,220
Healthcare Social Workers $51,980
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $43,430
All Other Social Workers $54,940
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +$9,000
 
Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in Colorado is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 08/22/2018.

Colorado Social Work Scholarships

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS

Featured Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Fordham University
  • Four main areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
  • GRE scores are not required for admission to the program.
Baylor University
  • Ethically integrates faith and social work practice
  • Specialize in clinical practice or community practice
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
University of Southern California (USC)
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck Shool of Social Work, a top-ranked graduate school by U.S. News and World Report
  • Features virtual and in-person field education in or near student's own communities
Simmons University
  • Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
  • Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended
These schools offer online MSW programs with 100% online instruction - no campus visits required

Sponsored MSW Programs