Become a Social Worker in New Jersey

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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 New Jersey, contact the New Jersey Social Work Licensing Board.

New Jersey law recognizes three classes of social worker: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Certified Social Worker (CSW). The requirements are as follows:


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New Jersey LCSW

New Jersey LSW (Licensed Social Worker)

New Jersey CSW (Certified Social Worker)

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

Disclaimer: There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Please contact your state social work licensing department for more information. Last updated 04/15/2015.

New Jersey Social Work Salary

New Jersey Social Work Salary
New Jersey Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $61,630
Medical and Public Health Social Workers $59,930
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $66,590
All Other Social Workers $70,740
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 New Jersey is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 03/30/2016.

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