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Welcome to the Board of Social Work Examiners

Phase 1 of DOPL’s new licensing system is now online. See details here.

Please contact us with any questions via email swo@dopl.idaho.gov or phone (208) 334-3233.

Additional Board Information

NamePositionExpirationOriginal Appointment
LSW
April ChristensonPublic MemberJuly 1, 2029September 3, 2019
Alejandro ZamoraLCSW July 1, 2029December 23, 2019
Brandi S WarnkeLCSWJuly 1, 2027May 2, 2023
Greg L UllmannLSWJuly 1, 2028November 9, 2023
Priscilla S BakeLMSWJuly 1, 2029July 1, 2024

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To make an online disciplinary actions payment, please click here.

Q: Am I required to get a license in Idaho?

A: Please refer to Idaho Code 54-3214.

Q: Do I have to take an exam if I hold a current social work license in another state?

A: Please refer to Rule  100.04. 

Q: Can I apply for licensure with a degree in a related field that is similar to a social work degree?

A: No, you must have a degree in social work from an accredited social work program. Please refer to Idaho Code 54-3206.

Q: I just graduated from school or will be graduating at the end of the current semester. What do I need to do to sit for the examination and obtain my license?
A: You must submit a complete application to this office along with the required documentation and fee(s)before you are eligible to sit for the ASWB national exam. Once your application has been processed you will receive a letter with instructions for exam registration. Your license will be issued once you have passed the exam and our office has received your official exam score, official transcript with the degree posted, and all other requirements have been verified.

Q: Does Idaho have temporary licenses? 
A: No. Licensure as a social worker is available through either endorsement or examination.

The following list includes web page links or other information regarding professional, educational, and governmental entities that may be of interest.

Idaho  Chapter – National Association of Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers(NASW)

Association of Social Work Boards

Idaho Society for Clinical Social Work

The license/registration issued to you by the Division is public proof that you are entitled to pursue certain activities regulated by Idaho Law.  If your license/registration becomes lost or destroyed, you may obtain a replacement from the Division.  A replacement may also be requested if you have changed your name or address and wish to receive a license/registration bearing the updated information.  

You may complete the Application for Duplicate License form online, print it out and sign it, and send it with the fee required by Idaho law to the Division.  Your application will not be processed unless the fee is received with the application.   A replacement card will be sent to the mailing address.

APPLICANT

APPLICATION FEE                                                 70.00
ENDORSEMENT FEE                                             90.00

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

ENDORSEMENT FEE                                             90.00
LICENSE RENEWAL                                              90.00
REINSTATEMENT PENALTY                                 35.00

LSW, LMSW, AND INDEPENDENT SOCIAL WORKER

ENDORSEMENT FEE                                             90.00
LICENSE RENEWAL                                               80.00
REINSTATEMENT PENALTY                                  35.00

INACTIVE LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

LICENSE RENEWAL                                              45.00
REINSTATEMENT PENALTY                                 35.00

INACTIVE LSW, LMSW, and INDEPENDENT SOCIAL WORKER

LICENSE RENEWAL                                              40.00
REINSTATEMENT PENALTY                                 35.00

OTHER FEES

DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE                                    10.00
CERTIFICATION FEE                                             10.00

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