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Become a Social Worker in Florida
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- Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Florida Social Work Salary
- Florida Social Work Scholarships
Florida law recognizes one class of social worker: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The requirements are as follows:
Florida LCSW Exam: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Level Examination
Field Requirement: Two years of post-master’s experience under the supervision of an LCSW, including 1,500 hours of providing face-to-face psychotherapy, over the course of at least 100 weeks Fee: $205 application fee, $260 ASWB examination fee
Additional Information: A three-hour course on HIV/AIDS and a two-hour course on domestic violence must be completed within six months of initial licensure.
Endorsement: Available upon board approval
License Renewal: Renewal is required every two years. Requirements for renewal are the successful completion of 30 contact hours of continuing education and payment of a $130 renewal fee before your license expires or $235 after your license expires. No continuing education requirement for first renewal.
In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Florida, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Florida can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on Florida social work licensure policies available to you.
Florida Social Work Salary
|Florida Social Work Career||Average Social Worker Salary|
|Child, Family and School Social Workers||$40,800|
|Medical and Public Health Social Workers||$47,680|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||$39,340|
|All Other Social Workers||$60,860|
|Salary Increase from BSW to MSW||+$9,000|
Florida Social Work Scholarships
Type: Loan Repayment
Amount: $8,000 per year
Description: This program provides loan assistance to eligible students for upper-division undergraduate and graduate study. The primary purpose of the program is to attract capable and promising students to the child welfare profession. The program also works to increase employment and retention of individuals who are working toward or who have received a master’s degree in social work. A graduate forgiveness loan may be awarded for two graduate years, not to exceed $8,000 per year.National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. Graduate Scholarship Program
Description: The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) was established in 1941 with the purpose of uniting members to render charitable services that are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services. Today, the growing Association continues with the focus of meeting the needs of children and youth in keeping with the NAJA slogan: Care Today – Character Tomorrow.
Additional scholarship information is available on the national page of social work scholarships.