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Social Workers

- New Information (Proposed Regulations, news releases, laws, processes and procedures)
- Advisory Committee Members
- General Information
- Basic License Requirements
- Clinical Supervision
- Forms
- How to Apply
- Renewal Information
- Fees
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Statutes and Regulations Covering Social Work in Kansas
- Unprofessional Conduct Regulation

New Information

Proposed Regulation

Out-Of-State Temporary Permit

This permit should be used by Out-Of-State Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Workers who wish to provide services in the State of Kansas or for the residents of Kansas, for a limited amount of time.   This permit is found in Forms.  

AG Opinions

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Advisory Committee Members

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General information

- There are currently 41 Social Workers licensed at the Associates level, 1972 at the Bachelors level, 2581 at the Masters level, and 1763 at the Clinical Level in Kansas.
License Statistics by County,
List of LASW active licensees business addresses only,
List of LBSW active licensees business addresses only,
List of LMSW active licensees business address only,
List of LSCSW active licensees business address only

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Basic Licensure requirements

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker

- Bachelors degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program or meets the requirements of K.A.R. 102-2-6
- References completed on Board provided forms from at least 2 social workers licensed at or above the Bachelors level, and a third reference from an on-site practicum supervisor (merits public trust)
- Transcript showing degree granted
- Passing the Basic Level competency exam  The ASWB exam is offered daily once registered with the BSRB.

These requirements are an overview of the requirements for licensure at the Bachelors level. Please refer to the regulations for additional clarifying information.

Licensed Master Social Worker

- Masters degree In Social Work from an CSWE accredited program or meets the requirements of K.A.R. 102-2-6
- References completed on Board provided forms from at least 2 social workers licensed at or above the Masters level, and a third reference from an on-site practicum supervisor (merits public trust)

- Transcript showing degree granted
- Passing the Intermediate competency exam  The ASWB exam is offered daily once registered with the BSRB.

These requirements are an overview of the requirements for licensure at the Masters level. Please refer to the regulations for additional clarifying information.
Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

- Masters degree in Social Work
- References completed on Board provided forms from at least 2 social workers licensed at or above the Clinical level, and a third reference from a work supervisor (merits public trust)
- Transcript showing degree granted
- 4000 hours of post-graduate supervised clinical work experience in a clinical setting with supervisor’s attestation.
- Passing the Clinical competency exam  The ASWB exam is offered daily once registered with the BSRB.

These requirements are an overview of the requirements for licensure at the Clinical level. Please refer to the regulations for additional clarifying information.

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Education for Clinical Supervision

- Important Information for Supervisors - (pdf)

Regulations

- 102-2-8 - (pdf)

- 102-2-12 - (pdf)

ATTENTION SUPERVISORS
The following practice exam has been provided by the Board as an aid to help you enhance your supervisory skills.  We encourage you to take the time to complete the exam and use the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the current statutes and regulations for your profession.  The answer key is provided.

- Social Work Supervisory Exam - (pdf)

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Forms

- Download Forms

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How to apply

Application packets can be downloaded by going to "Forms" under the topics list under Social Workers.

You may request the packets through the Board Office in writing.
Please be specific which packet you are requesting in your letter.

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
700 SW Harrison St, Ste 420
Topeka, KS 66603-3929
phone: 785-296-3240
fax: 785-296-3112

Renewal information

- Renew On-Line

If you renew online you will be required to pay your renewal fee by credit card or ACH payment. Any online renewal technical difficulties please contact Kansas.gov at 1-800-452-6727.

Licenses are issued for a 2-year period, and expire on the last day of the month. Renewal notices are sent to the last address on file with the Board, and are sent approximately 90 days prior to expiration of the license.  Renewals will not be processed prior to 90 days of the license expiration date. The notices are a courtesy to licensees, but the responsibility to renew licenses on time remains with the licensee.

All renewals require 40 hours of continuing education, inclusive of 3 hours of ethics and for masters and clinical levels, 6 hours of diagnosis and treatment, earned in the 2 years preceding renewal expiration date.

Click here for FAQ's regarding Social Work Safety Awareness information.

Social Work CEU Providers you can apply for pre-approval if you wish

- CEU Provider Application - (pdf)

Fees

LBSW, LMSW, LSCSW Application - $100

Exam fee (paid directly to the exam company):

BSW & MSW - $230

Clinical - $260

Temporary License - $50 (6 months)

Original Issue:

LBSW $100

LMSW & LSCSW - $150

Renewal:

LASW & LBSW - $100

LMSW - $125

LSCSW - $150

Reinstatement:

LASW & LBSW - $200

LMSW - $250

LSCSW - $300

Duplicate License - $20

Billfold card replacement - $2

Verification of licensure/registration fee is $5 per credential

Duplication - set up fee $5.00 plus $.25 per page.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Links to Statutes and Regulations covering Social Work in Kansas

You may request a paper copy of the Statutes, Rules and Regulations from the Board office 785-296-3240 for a $5.00 fee.

- Downloadable Statutes & Regulations Book

- Statutes regarding Confidentiality - (pdf)

Statutes
65-6301 Purpose 65-6311 Grounds for suspension, limitation, revocation or refusal to issue or renew license; procedure
65-6302 Definitions 65-6312 Repealed
65-6303 Prohibited acts; penalty. 65-6313 Licenses; effective date and expiration date; renewal; reinstatement; duplicate
65-6304 Repealed 65-6314 Fees
65-6305 Repealed 65-6315 Disclosure of information; limitations.
65-6306 Qualifications for licensure; baccalaureate social worker; master social worker; social work specialties 65-6316 Invalidity of part
65-6307 Use of title by licensee; designation thereof by board; penalty for violation 65-6317 Renewal of social work associate licenses; revocation or suspension
65-6308 Limitations on private practice of social work; penalties 65-6318 Injunctions, when authorized.
65-6309 Exemptions from licensure requirements; temporary licensure; written explanation of denial of licensure 65-6319 Diagnosis of mental disorders by certain licensed social workers authorized
65-6309a Out of state temporary permit 65-6320 Disclosure
65-6310 Unlawful acts; penalties.
   
 
Regulations
102-2-1 Revoked 102-2-6 Program approval
102-2-1a Definitions 102-2-7 Unprofessional conduct
102-2-2 Revoked 102-2-8 Supervision
102-2-2a  Application for licensure 102-2-9 Examinations
102-2-2b Application for licensure based on reciprocity 102-2-10 Licenses
102-2-2c Applicants for LBSW or LMSW license; waiver of examination requirement on the basis of reciprocity 102-2-11 Renewal and reinstatement.
102-2-3 Fees 102-2-11a Renewal Audit
102-2-4 Revoked 102-2-12 Licensed specialist clinical social work licensure requirements
102-2-4a Continuing education for licensees 102-2-13 Licensee consult with physician when determining symptoms of mental disorders
102-2-4b Continuing education approval for sponsors 102-2-14 Designation of referral source for use in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
102-2-5 Documentation for continuing education 102-2-15 Services rendered to individuals located in this state
 
 

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