State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
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Rules and regulations - A hard copy is available from the Board office upon request. Remember to include your mailing address with your request.

Name change - Will be made only when a copy of an official document (marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order)is submitted with a letter of request. The fee for a duplicate license is $5.00 (check or money order) payable to the Commonwealth of PA.

Address change - Written requests should include the old address, new address and license number and/or social security number. The Board must be notified within 10 days of any change in address.

Verification of Licensure to Another State - A $15.00 check made payable to the "Commonwealth of PA" is required. Submit your request in writing including your name, license number and address of the other state licensing board. Your fee and information should be sent to the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

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Board application forms are available to be downloaded.

If you require special accommodation in downloading or viewing a form, please email the BPOA ST-SOCIALWORK@pa.gov.


Application for Approval of Continuing Education Programs/Courses

Clinical Social Worker-Application for Examination/Licensure

Clinical Social Worker-Application for License by Endorsement Without Examination

Marriage and Family Therapy-Application for License by Examination

Marriage and Family Therapy - Application for License by Endorsement Without Examination

Professional Counselor-Application for License by Examination

Professional Counselor-Application for License by Endorsement Without Examination 

Social Worker-Application for Examination/Licensure

**NEW!** Reactivation Application

Request for Change of Name and/or Address
Request for Verification of Licensure
PENNSYLVANIA REGISTRATION FORM -NCE (National Counselor Examination) 

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Board Examination Information:

For Social Work and Clinical Social Work License:

National Social Work Licensing Exam by ASWB formerly known as AASSWB

To determine eligibility to sit for the ASWB Master’s or Clinical Examinations, please submit an application for licensure to the Board for approval.

Examination Dates:

Monday through Friday and some Saturdays depending on test sites (over 200 in USA)

For Marriage and Family Therapist License:

National MFT Examination by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards

Accredited MFT programs website: http://www.aamft.org/

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License renewal information:
The renewal fee for the biennial cycle is $75.00. Continuing Education Requirements - Proof of completing 30 credit hours of continuing education in programs approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Work Examiners is required for renewal.
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State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone - (717) 783-1389
Fax - (717) 787-7769
ST-SOCIALWORK@pa.gov


Modified Date: 02/28/2014 09:19 AM