Kentucky Board of Social Work

The Kentucky Board of Social Work (KBSW) is the Kentucky’s regulatory board for licensure and certification. Please contact KBSW for license application, license renewal, and ALL questions regarding license.

KY Board of Social Work
125 Holmes Street, Suite 310
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-2350 – Office
(502) 696-8030 – Fax

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Association of Social Work Boards

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is the nonprofit organization composed of and owned by the social work regulatory boards and colleges of 49 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all 10 Canadian provinces.

ASWB owns and maintains the social work licensing examinations.


Kentucky offers three licenses for social workers.

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
  • Certified Social Worker (CSW)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Please contact the Kentucky Board of Social Work for information about how to pursue your license.

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