Essential Information for the New LISW-S

Independent Social Worker with Supervision Designation – Reference Documents 

1) 4757.26. Authorized activities of independent social worker, social worker or social work assistant: 


2) 4757-21-03 Scope of practice for an LISW:  


3) Consumer brochure


4) 4757-23-01 Social work supervision:


5) LISW-S Responsibilities: See Supervision


6)  Sample supervision log and information:


7)  Prominent display of license 

4757.13 Each individual who engages in the practice of professional counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy shall prominently display, in a conspicuous place in the office or place where a major portion of the individual's practice is conducted, and in such a manner as to be easily seen and read, the license granted to the individual by the state counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board.

(B) A license holder engaged in a private individual practice, partnership, or group practice shall prominently display the license holder's fee schedule in the office or place where a major portion of the license holder's practice is conducted. The bottom of the first page of the fee schedule shall include the following statement, which shall be followed by the name, address, and telephone number of the board:

"This information is required by the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, which regulates the practices of professional counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy in this state." (50 West Broad Street, Suite 1075 Columbus, Ohio 43215-3344 ~ Phone 614-466-0912)


8) Renewal information: LISW-S holding the supervising designation must complete 3 hours of supervisory training per renewal cycle 4757-9-03 (D) This type of supervision needs to be focused on training supervision of LSW’s working toward their two years of supervised practice or SWTs in their field work per rule 4757-23-01 paragraph (E)(3)(b). TIP: supervision should contain content that includes the: supervisor, supervisee and the client


9) Obtaining your CEUs


10) 4757-9-04 Clock hours for continuing professional education:


11) 4757 Laws and Rules


12) Public Records Policy


13) Staff Listing