Become a Social Worker in Vermont

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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 Vermont, contact the Vermont Social Work Licensing Board.

Vermont law recognizes one class of social worker: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). 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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Vermont LCSW

Vermont LCSW Education Requirement: A master’s or doctorate degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program

Vermont LCSW Exam: Successfully complete the Vermont jurisprudence examination.

Field Requirement: Applicants must accumulate 3,000 hours, or two years, of post-master’s clinical practice supervised by an approved clinical professional; a minimum of one hour face-to-face supervision is required for every 40 hours of clinical services you provide.

Fee: $100 application fee, $260 ASWB examination fee

Additional Information:

Endorsement: Available upon board approval

License Renewal: Renewal is required every two years. Requirements for renewal are the successful completion of 20 contact hours of continuing education (except the first year) and payment of a $150 renewal fee.

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

Vermont Social Work Salary

Vermont Social Work Salary
Vermont Social Work Career Average Social Work Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $45,780
Healthcare Social Workers $57,010
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40,990
All Other Social Workers $80,640
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +9000

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

Vermont Social Work Scholarships

For social work financial aid options, check out our social work scholarships page.

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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.