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    The official seal of the college/university is required on all transcripts with the date the BSW or MSW degree was awarded/conferred. Please request the college/university to mail the official transcript directly to the Board.

    Applicants in their last semester may apply to the Board. The applicant needs indicate the expected date of graduation on the top of page 2 of the application.

    No license will be issued until an official transcript with the date the degree was conferred is received by the Board. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to request an official transcript be sent to the Board upon graduation.


    Applicants with foreign degrees must have their credentials reviewed by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) prior to making application to the Board. CSWE’s written determination and a copy of the foreign transcript must be submitted with the application. www.cswe.org or 703-683-8080


    Without exception, all applicants must pass the examination administered by ASWB which is required for the licensure level. www.aswb.org The examination fee is paid to the ASWB, the examinations are taken on computers and can be scheduled Monday through Saturday. The applicant knows immediately if she/he passed or failed the examination.


    Once a week the Board receives, from ASWB, the pass and fails scores of all the Maryland applicants who took the test the prior week.


    An applicant must contact ASWB at 1-888-579-3926 and request that an Official Score Report be sent directly to the Board.


    OFFICIAL EXAM SCORE REPORT: ASWB – Association of Social Work Boards

    An applicant who passed the required ASWB examination for another jurisdiction must request an Official Score Report. This request can be made by phone by calling 1-888-579-3926 or on line at www.aswb.org The Official Score Report must be sent directly to the Board.


    An applicant who passed a state constructed test must request a written confirmation from the out-of-state Board(s) indicating the type of exam and date of exam. The written confirmation must be sent to the applicant and must remain in the sealed envelope.

    NASW – National Association of Social Workers

    An applicant who passed the ACSW examination must request an “ACSW Verification Letter.” This request can be made by phone, 1-800-638-8799 Ext #293 or Ext #367. The ACSW Verification Letter should be mailed to you and must remain in the sealed envelope.