Which Social Work Study Guide Do I Need?

To find the right study guide to help you pass the ASWB Social Work Licensing Exam, first scan the chart below for your state, then find the license you are seeking – you’ll find the appropriate study guide written specifically for that exam listed beside it. All study guides are continually revised and updated to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information available.

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State License Which Study Guide Do I Need‌
Alabama LBSW Bachelors
LGSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Alaska LBSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Arizona LBSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Arkansas LSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
California LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Colorado LSW Masters or Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Connecticut LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Delaware LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
District of Columbia LSWA Bachelors
LGSW Masters
LISW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LICSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Florida LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
CMSW Masters
Georgia LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Hawaii LSW Masters
LBSW Bachelors
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Idaho LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Illinois LSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Indiana LSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Iowa LBSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LISW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Kansas LBSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
Kentucky CSW Masters
LSW Bachelors
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Louisiana LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
GSW Masters
Maine LSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Maryland LSWA Bachelors
LGSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LCSW-C Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Massachusetts LSW Bachelors
LCSW Masters
LICSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Michigan LLBSW/ LBSW Bachelors
LLMSW/ LMSW Masters
LMSW-Clinical Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LMSW – Macro Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Minnesota LSW Bachelors
LGSW Masters
LISW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LICSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Mississippi LSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Missouri LBSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LAMSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Montana LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Nebraska CMSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Nevada LSW Bachelors or Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LISW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
New Hampshire LICSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
New Jersey LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LSW Masters
New Mexico LBSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LISW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
New York LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
North Carolina LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
CSWM Clinical/Advanced Generalist
CMSW Masters
CSW Bachelors
North Dakota LSW Bachelors
LCSW Masters or Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LICSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Ohio LSW Bachelors
LISW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Oklahoma LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LMSW Masters
LSW Masters
LSW-Admin Masters
LSWA Bachelors
Oregon LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LMSW Masters
Pennsylvania LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LMSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Rhode Island LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LICSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
South Carolina LBSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LISW-CP Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LISW-AP Clinical/Advanced Generalist
South Dakota SWA Bachelors
SW Bachelors
CSW Masters
Tennessee LBSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LAPSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Texas LBSW Bachelors
LMSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Utah SSW Bachelors
CSW Masters or Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Vermont LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Virginia LSW Bachelors
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Washington LASW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LICSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
West Virginia LSW Bachelors
LGSW Masters
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LICSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Wisconsin CSW Bachelors
CAPSW Masters
CISW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist
Wyoming CSW Bachelors
LCSW Clinical/Advanced Generalist