Become a Social Worker in New Hampshire

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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 Hampshire, contact the New Hampshire Social Work Licensing Board.

Licensure as an Independent Clinical Social Worker (ICSW) is required for any official practice as a social worker in New Hampshire. The requirements are as follows:

New Hampshire ICSW (Independent Clinical Social Worker)

New Hampshire ICSW Education Requirement: A two year master’s or a doctorate in social work from a CSWE-accredited school

New Hampshire ICSW Exam: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Level Examination

Field Requirement: Two years or 3,000 hours of paid, post-master’s supervised clinical experience 

Fee: $260 ASWB examination fee, $150 application fee and a $135 license fee

Additional Information: Applicant must accrue 3,000 hours of experience over a period of at least two years under the supervision of a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; 100 of those hours must be individual face-to-face supervision with at least one hour of supervision a week

Endorsement: None

License Renewal: Renewal is required every two years. Requirements for renewal include the successful completion of 40 contact hours of continuing education, including 6 hours in ethics and payment of a $270 renewal fee.

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In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in New Hampshire, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in New Hampshire can only be reached after completing an on-campus or online master of social work program. We are committed to keeping updated information on New Hampshire 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 08/31/2018.

New Hampshire Social Work Salary

New Hampshire Social Work Salary
New Hampshire Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $51,150
Healthcare Social Workers $61,790
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $51,720
All Other Social Workers $72,070
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 Hampshire is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 8/22/2018.

New Hampshire Social Work Scholarships

New Hampshire State Loan Repayment Program

Type: Loan Repayment

Amount: $45,000 for a three-year commitment with an opportunity of an extension for an additional 24 months at $20,000

Description: The New Hampshire SLRP provides funds to health care professionals working in areas of the state designated as being medically underserved. The SLRP will offset graduate education loans to full-time eligible licensed health care professionals for $45,000 for a minimum service obligation of 36 months and an opportunity of an extension for an additional twenty-four months at $20,000.

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

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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.