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Licensure

The profession of social work is regulated through licensure by state governments. In Indiana, social workers are licensed under the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). State licensing regulations are reviewed annually and subject to change. For the most up to date regulation, visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website.

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is the association of boards that manage the state regulation of professional social work. The ASWB develops and maintains the social work licensing examinations used throughout the U.S. and in several Canadian provinces. ASWB is also available to help individual social workers and social work students with questions they may have about licensing and the social work examinations. To learn more about licensure regulations in states other than Indiana, visit the ASBW website.

Students who graduate from the MSW program with the additional School Social Work Specialization also may apply for certification as a school worker in Indiana. To obtain more information, please contact the Indiana Department of Education Office of Educator Licensing and Development.


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