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Change Coming for LSW Licensure

Following the changes of Public Act 102-0326, starting January 1, 2022, a licensing examination will no longer be required for licensure as an Illinois Licensed Social Worker (LSW). At that time, new LSW applicants will not be required to complete ASWB’s Masters examination prior to licensure, and IDFPR will begin to issue LSW licenses to individuals who have applied to IDFPR and have documented meeting all other requirements for LSW licensure. IDFPR will continue to provide exam approval for qualified applicants until November 30, 2021.


Social Work Professions Licensed by IDFPR:
  • Social Worker, Licensed
  • Clinical Social Worker, Licensed
  • Social Worker CE Sponsor

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