More Information about Renewing Your Social Work License
If you do not use the online renewal, you will need to call the Division of Consumer Affairs at 973-273-8090 and follow the prompts. If you are an LCSW, you will need to follow the prompts and, after you enter SC (letters in your license), you must press the * (star) key 9 times before reaching information about Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Be patient and follow the prompts. Otherwise, you have to start all over or wind up without the information you need.
DO NOT CALL THE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS (LICENSING BOARD/BSWE. They are not handling renewals and this will only prolong your process.
NEVER GOT A RENEWAL NOTICE?
If you have NOT received a licensing renewal notice, CALL THE DCA TODAY and request a paper renewal! It remains your responsibility to follow all the procedures required in the SW Statutes and Regulations including advising the Board of Social Work Examiners if you move. DCA does not accept "I didn't get a renewal letter" as an excuse for not renewing your license.
If you use a paper renewal form we recommend that you make a copy of all paperwork (including your check) and mail your renewal AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Be sure to send with Return Receipt Requested to document that it was received.