Examination preapproval for the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Apply for preapproval through ASWB to get a social work license in Colorado that requires taking one of the social work licensing examinations.
- Master of Social Work or Doctor of Social Work
- Passing of the Clinical exam
- 3,360 hours of supervised experience post-degree, with 96 hours of direct supervisor contact, acquired within 2 years
- Master of Social Work
- Passing of the Masters exam
Effective July 1, 2022, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies will accept only the ASWB Masters Examination for individuals applying to become a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Colorado.
Candidates approved to test before July 1 will be eligible to take either the Masters Examination or the Clinical Examination for the duration of their Authorization to Test.