How to Become a Social Worker in Connecticut

What Types of Social Work Licenses are Available in Connecticut?

There is one license available to aspiring social workers in the state of Connecticut:

1)    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

To become a social worker in Connecticut, you are required to complete a Masters of Social Work degree program from an accredited university, pass an examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), and complete extensive work in the field under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The organization responsible for accreditation is the Council on Social Work Education and it keeps a updated list of accredited universities offering social work degree programs in each state.

What are the Degree Requirements for a Social Worker in Connecticut?

Before applying for licensure, an applicant must hold either a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Social Work from an accredited program.

Note:  Confirm with admissions representatives that the school you are considering is accredited.  Coursework from non-accredited programs do not meet the minimum education requirements of any state. 

Connecticut Social Work Licenses
Education Requirements Education Length Available Programs
LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Masters +3,000 Clinical Hours 7-8 Years Online or Campus

How do I get my LCSW in Connecticut?

After earning a Master's or Doctorate degree in Social Work, candidates for licensure in Connecticut must accumulate 3,000 hours of post-masters clinical experience with no less than 100 hours of work under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Certified Independent Social Worker.  After meeting the minimum field work requirement, and applicant for licensure must pass the clinical level examination from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Read more about social work degrees in Connecticut.

What to do with a the LCSW License in Connecticut?

Connecticut's social work community is small but, depending on how you look at it, that is a good thing. A smaller community means a more tight-knit community and the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is a good example of that. The website is far more personal and detailed than websites for other chapters and there is an extensive career center for aspiring social workers in the state to put to work for them.

Research Additional Psychology Professional Licenses Granted by Connecticut:

Schools with Masters Programs Accepting Students in Connecticut