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StateLicensureNameEducationExperienceExam Req'dBoard ApprovalRenewal PeriodCont. EdSpecial CE ReqsProv/ Temp LicenseInactive/ RetiredPriv. Comm.No. of Social Workers (Year)More Info
WVLCSW Licensed Certified Social WorkerDSW/MSW2 years postAdvanced GeneralistYes2 years50 hours50 hrs required, 20 of which may be non-approved or self-directed study. Temporary licensees must complete 80 hours, with 8 hours in social work ethicsYesYesYes
WVLGSW Licensed Graduate Social WorkerMSW MastersYes2 years50 hours50 hrs required, 20 of which may be non-approved or self-directed study. Temporary licensees must complete 80 hours, with 8 hours in social work ethicsYesYesYes
WVLICSW Licensed Independent Clinical Social WorkerDSW/MSW2 years postClinicalYes2 years45 hours50 hrs required, 20 of which may be non-approved or self-directed study. Temporary licensees must complete 80 hours, with 8 hours in social work ethicsYesYesYes
WVLSW Licensed Social WorkerBSW BachelorsYes2 years50 hours50 hrs required, 20 of which may be non-approved or self-directed study. Temporary licensees must complete 80 hours, with 8 hours in social work ethicsYesYesYes

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