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      Master Social Worker, Clinical Social Worker
      License Description:
      Major Requirements for License:

      By Examination --

      1) Baccalaureate degree in social work from a regionally accredited college or university in a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or an equivalent foreign degree as determined by the Foreign Equivalency Determination Service of the Council on Social Work Education;
      2) Licensure as a master social worker or a clinical social worker shall have a master or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited college or university in a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or an equivalent foreign degree as determined by the Foreign Equivalency Determination Service of the Council on Social Work Education;
      To be licensed as a baccalaureate social worker, an applicant shall receive a passing score on the bachelors, masters, advanced generalist or clinical examination offered by A.S.W.B.
      3) To be licensed as a master social worker, an applicant shall receive a passing score as on the masters, advanced generalist or clinical examination offered by A.S.W.B.; to be licensed as a clinical social worker, an applicant shall receive a passing score on the clinical examination offered by A.S.W.B.
      4) Applicant for clinical social worker licensure shall complete a minimum of 3,200 hours of supervised work experience in the practice of clinical social work in no less than 24 months, a minimum of which is 1600 hours of direct client contact. There is no supervised work experience requirement for licensure as a baccalaureate social worker or a master social worker.

      By Reciprocity: Yes
      1) Applicant is currently licensed or certified in another state by a state regulatory entity in the discipline for which the applicant is requesting licensure in Arizona and the license or certification is in effect and in good standing;
      2) Passage of an examination was required for the certification or licensure and the applicant passed the required examination or the applicant has passed the licensure examination required for the discipline and level license sought by the applicant;
      3) The credentialing committee determines that the applicant's qualifications substantially meet the current requirements for Arizona licensure;
      4) Prior to applying for licensure in Arizona, an applicant was engaged in the practice of behavioral health for a minimum of 800 hours each year for at least five out of the last seven years in the state issuing the license;
      5) Prior to applying for licensure in Arizona, an applicant for licensure as a bachelor social worker or a master social worker has practiced as a social worker for a minimum of 800 hours each year for at least five out of the last seven years in the state issuing the license used by the applicant to qualify for licensure by reciprocity; and the applicant is not the subject of a pending complaint before the Board or any other state behavioral health regulatory entity and has not had a license or certificate to practice a health care profession suspended or revoked by another state behavioral health regulatory entity.

      Fees:

      Application: $250
      Initial License -- $100; Renewal (Biennially) - $250
      Continuing Education: 30 hours during 2-year renewal period
      Licensing Agency:
      Behavioral Health Examiners, Board of
      3443 N Central Avenue, # 1700
      Phoenix, AZ 85012
      (602) 542 1882
      azbbhe@bbhe.state.az.us
      http://azbbhe.us/
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