Relicensure with a lapse of more than 2 years

Instructions for applicants previously licensed as Social Workers in Massachusetts with a license lapsed for more than two years.

  1. An appropriate qualifying ASWB examination is required.
  2. Applicants who possess a current or expired license in another jurisdiction must submit a certified licensure verification form in the original, sealed envelope from the issuing jurisdiction.
  3. A criminal history acknowledgment form (PDF) must be notarized, signed with corresponding dates, and mailed or faxed to ASWB.
  4. Applicants will be notified via email when the application has been approved or needs further attention.
  5. If approved, applicants will receive information regarding registering for the ASWB examination.
  6. Applicants may not register for the examination until the application has been approved.
  7. LICSW applicants must review the MassHealth enrollment requirement. Learn more.
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  • Relicensure fees

    US$153 application fee

    Any required examination registration fee will be due at registration.

    Massachusetts licensure fee will be due after requirements have been met