E2E – Income-earning position as Clinical Social Worker (ASW Cert)

End-to-End (E2E) actions towards income-earning Clinical ASW Social Worker

Note: The following are the steps towards being registered as an ASW (Associate Social Worker), including requirements for building hours and taking various classes (eg Ethics), towards LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).

Q: How much for (ASW) registration – Clinical Social Worker Associate?

A: As of 20210101 it went up (from $75) to now $150

Q: What additional coursework required?

A: Minimum of six hours of coursework or applied experience under supervision in suicide risk assessment and intervention.

Q: What is SB803?

A: Provides a pathway towards Peer Support Specialist Certification (PSSC).

Q: What are concerns of a SW doing private practice in CA?


Steps towards LCSW

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Additional Coursework


Register as an ASW


Live Scan


Criminal Background Check


Take and Pass the CA Law & Ethics Exam


Accrue Supervised Experience


Take and Pass the ASWB Clinical Exam


Obtain LCSW license



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