After passing the Clinical or Advanced Generalist Exam

PRINT: LISW After Exam


To earn your LISW license, you need to be sure you have completed all the steps:

Your Official test score will be received by the Board on the Wednesday following the week you took the exam

1.)   Complete the boards online Laws and Rules Exam:  This is a review of the Board’s rules and ethics requirements.  In the course of this exam, you will read information and then answer questions based on what you’ve just read.  Questions that are answered incorrectly will be asked again until all answers are correct.  You will receive a certificate of completion by email; the Board will also receive a copy.

2.)   Complete the BCI and FBI background checks: Background checks are valid for one year once completed.

3.)   Have your school submit OFFICIAL transcripts, showing your degree conferred, directly to the board.  You can have your transcript emailed to (preferred method of delivery), or mailed to the address below. 


Documents required for completing your LISW licensure file:

1) Professional Employment Reference form (s)

2) LISW application with fee

3) ASWB Clinical or Advanced Generalist exam Results

4) Board’s online Laws & Rules certificate

5) Official Transcript sent directly from your school

6) BCI and FBI Criminal Records Check

Once you are licensed, you will receive an email from the board indicating that you may now call yourself an LISW. A wall certificate will be attached to this email, which you may print and display in your workplace.