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Professional Licensure in Social Work

King University provides this General Disclosure to students prior to enrollment or financial commitment.

Licensing of social work practitioners is under the authority of a designated office in each individual state. All 50 states and the District of Columbia require that a social worker sitting for a licensing exam be a graduate of a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program. 

We are unable to determine if the education program meets the educational requirements in some U.S. Territories as listed in the documents linked below. We have provided contact information to the licensing board for that Territory. Students are advised to determine, prior to enrollment, whether the program meets licensure requirements in the Territory in which the Student is located. King University considers the U.S. State or Territory address included on the enrollment application as the student’s primary address.

Please see the documents below to determine whether or not King University’s Social Work program meets requirements for professional licensure in your state or territory:

Many states do not license Bachelors’ level Social Workers.

King University’s MSW program meets the licensure requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Practicum Responsibilities for Online Students

  • King University operates under NC-SARA GUIDELINES for determining physical presence in regards to Supervised Field Experiences for online students (Section 5.3).
  • If a student does not intend to sit for the licensing exam then he or she may participate in a practicum in any state or U.S. Territory except CNMI.**
  • If a student intends to sit for the licensing exam and is participating in a practicum as part of the licensing requirements in that state, there may be additional requirements from the agency responsible for licensure. It is the student’s responsibility to research and understand any additional requirements that may be in effect.

** Any student participating in a practicum in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) may need to meet additional requirements set by CNMI and it is the student’s responsibility to research and understand any additional requirements that may be in effect.