Become a Social Worker in Nevada

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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 Nevada, contact the Nevada Social Work Licensing Board.

Nevada law recognizes three classes of social workers: Clinical Social Worker (CSW), Independent Social Worker (ISW) and Social Worker (SW). The requirements are as follows:

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School Program Description
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
Fordham University
  • Four areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
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
Case Western Reserve University
  • From Case Western Reserve University’s top-10 ranked School of social work
  • Traditional and Advanced Standing tracks available
University of Southern California (USC)
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School 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
Baylor University
  • Ethically integrates faith and social work practice
  • Specialize in clinical practice or community practice

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Nevada CSW (Clinical Social Worker)

Nevada CSW Education Requirement: A master’s degree from a college or university currently accredited or a candidate for accreditation by the CSWE

Nevada CSW Exam: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Level Examination

Field Requirement: 3,000 post-graduate practice hours, 2,000 of which must be face-to-face direct clinical social work practice using psychotherapeutic methods and techniques, and 1,000 supporting clinical hours in no less than two years and no more than three years in an appropriate clinical practice setting

Fee: $40 application fee, $260 ASWB examination fee, $100 original license fee, $36.25 background check fee

Additional Information: Must do 36 hours of continued education every two years. Hours must include: 3 hours related to ethics and 12 hours in the relevant field of practice.

Endorsement: $100 endorsement fee

License Renewal: You must renew your license each year, by the last day of your birth month and a $150 renewal fee.

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Nevada ISW (Independent Social Worker)

Nevada ISW Education Requirement: A master’s degree from a college or university currently accredited or a candidate for accreditation by the CSWE

Nevada ISW Exam: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist Level Examination

Field Requirement: 3,000 post-graduate practice hours in no less than two years and no more than three, with minimum of one hour per week of face-to-face supervision; field experience must be supervised by a Clinical Social Worker or Independent Social Worker.

Fee: $40 application fee, $260 ASWB examination fee, $100 original license fee, $36.25 background check fee

Additional Information: Must do 36 hours of continued education every two years. Hours must include: 3 hours related to ethics and 12 hours in the relevant field of practice.

Endorsement: $100 endorsement fee

License Renewal: You must renew your license each year, by the last day of your birth month and a $150 renewal fee.

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Nevada SW (Social Worker)

Nevada SW Education Requirement: Possess a baccalaureate or master’s degree in a related field, plus 3,000 hours of work in Nevada as an Associate in Social Work, plus pass the ASWB Basic examination.

Nevada SW Exam: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Bachelor’s or Master’s Level Examination

Field Requirement: None

Fee: $40 application fee, $75 initial license fee, $100 original license fee, $230 ASWB examination fee, $36.25 criminal record fee

Additional Information: Must do 30 hours of continued education every two years. Hours must include: 2 hours related to ethics and 10 hours in the relevant field of practice.

Endorsement: $100 endorsement fee

License Renewal: You must renew your license each year, by the last day of your birth month and a $100 renewal fee.

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

Nevada Social Work Salary

Nevada Social Work Salary
Nevada Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $47,850
Medical and Public Health Social Workers $62,070
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $54,070
All Other Social Workers $67,250
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +$9,00

Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in Louisiana is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 8/22/2018.

Nevada Social Work Scholarships

Nevada Health Service Corps.

Type: Loan Repayment

Amount: Varies

Description: In exchange for loan repayment funds, each candidate agrees to serve in their assigned community for a contractually specified period of time. Typically the length of time equals two years of full-time service.

Additional scholarship information is available on the national page of social work scholarships.

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School Program Description
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
Fordham University
  • Four areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
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
Case Western Reserve University
  • From Case Western Reserve University’s top-10 ranked School of social work
  • Traditional and Advanced Standing tracks available
University of Southern California (USC)
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School 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
Baylor University
  • Ethically integrates faith and social work practice
  • Specialize in clinical practice or community practice

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Licensure information including requirements, renewals, and fees were retrieved as of August 2018. Information may have changed since, check with the state’s board of licensing for more information.