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License LevelLCSWC - Certified - Clinical
License Number 13174
StatusActive / In Good Standing
Original License Date6/29/2006
How LicensedExamination
Expiration Date10/31/2020
Disciplinary ActionNO

Effective July 1, 2018 the Board will no longer generate paper verification of licenses.The primary source to verify a license will be the Board's website.

Effective July 1, 2018 the designation of  LGSW was automatically changed to LMSW.  From Licensed Graduate social Worker to Licensed Master Social


Effective January 1, 2014 the Board no longer prints paper licenses. This verification page is the primary source for verifying a license.

Effective January 1, 2014 the designation of LSWA was automatically changed to LBSW. From Licensed Social Work Associate to Licensed Bachelor Social Worker.


Effective January 1, 2008 the Board issued licenses with a "unique" license number which remains the same from one licensure category to another licensure category



According to: Article – Health Occupations Title 19 Social Workers - §19-101Definitions (e) Licensed bachelor social worker means an individual licensed by the Board to practice bachelor social work. Effective January 1, 2014 the designation of Licensed Social Work Associate was changed to Licensed Bachelor Social Worker.

According to:  Article – Health Occupations Title 19 Social Workers - §19-306 Issuance, contents, and replacement of licenses. (a) The Board shall maintain on its website a roster of all licensees…) Effective January 1, 2014, the Board will no longer issue paper licenses.  Licensees, employers and clients etc., may verify a social work license on the Board’s website under the “License Verification” section.   

INACTIVE STATUS & NON-RENEWED STATUS: (Please note: an inactive & non-renewed license is an expired license)
An individual may submit an application for Reactivation or Reinstatement, respectively, up to 5 years from the Expiration Date.  After 5 years, an individual will need to submit an application for Re-licensure and meet the current examination and licensing requirements. All applications are on the Board's website

For Information concerning specific Disciplinary Actions, please check the Public Orders / Disciplinary link on the home page .


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The data is derived directly from the Board license database and is updated on a daily basis. The Board’s website at is considered a primary source for this data, which is the same information the Board provides through other means, such as phone, fax, or mail, and is true and complete to the best of the Board’s knowledge.

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