New applicant instructions

Instructions, eligibility, and documentation requirements for new applicants for licenses in Massachusetts.

Eligibility and documentation


Begin your application



All fees are nonrefundable


Application fee (all licenses): US$173

Exam registration fees

  • Bachelors or Masters: US$230
  • Clinical or Advanced Generalist: US$260

Licensure fees
(due after exam and licensing requirements have been met)

  • LICSW: US$82
  • LCSW: US$68
  • LSW: US$54
  • LSWA: US$42


Massachusetts MassHealth enrollment requirement

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers are eligible to order, refer or prescribe services for MassHealth members and, under state law, must apply to enroll with MassHealth.