Licensure

Exam Information and State of Nevada Licensure Requirements Disclosure

Graduating from our BSW or MSW Program prepares you to pursue state licensure requirements. Specific requirements for social work licensure vary by state, so you should contact the licensing board for the state in which you intend to practice for details on applying for licensure, including the educational requirements as well as for any specific non-educational work experience or other requirements that may be applicable for the level of licensure you are interested in pursuing.

Since most states require that social work licensure application include successful passage of the national ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) licensure exam, you may want to visit their website, which will also provide you with contact information for the respective licensure boards in each state and the U. S. territories, as well as other helpful tools and information.

Social work Licensure in Nevada

Educational requirements

Please visit the Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers website for current licensing requirements. Educational requirements can be found there or at NRS 641B (Nevada Revised Statutes) and NAC 641B (Nevada Administrative Codes). The UNLV School of Social Work has determined that the UNLV MSW Program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Nevada as outlined in NRS 641B and NAC 641B.

Non-educational requirements

Please visit the Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers website for current licensing requirements. Non-educational requirements can be found there or at NRS 641B and NAC 641B include the following: age 21 or above; pass the national ASWB exam; provide official transcript for a BSW or MSW degree from a college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or a candidate for accreditation; submit fingerprints for background check; submit an application and pay a fee; and be of good moral character.

Accreditation

The UNLV BSW and MSW Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, info@cswe.org, 703-683-8080.

Contact

Carlton Craig, Ph.D.
Director
carlton.craig@unlv.edu
702-895-0521

Mary-Ann Overcamp-Martini, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator
mao.martini@unlv.edu
702-895-4603

Kathleen Bergquist, Ph.D.
BSW Coordinator
kathleen.bergquist@unlv.edu
702-895-2449