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Social Work Licensure in NJ


NASW-NJ has developed answers to FAQs regarding Social Work licensure and certification. These answers have been reviewed and approved by the office of the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE). The answers to these FAQ are organized according to topic.Answers to these question scan be found in the NJ Social Work Statutes (N.J.S.A. 45:15BB, written by the NJ Legislature) and the NJ Social Work Regulations(N.J.A.C 13:44G, written by the BSWE).

Each answer below includes a link to the PDF document with the section code. Please refer to the specific section for additional information.

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NASW-NJ offers Members the opportunity to ask specific questions about licensing. This Licensing Hotline is a benefit of NASW Membership and is monitored throughout the week.If you are an NASW member and you cannot find an answer to your question in the FAQs, please contact us by filling out the Licensing Hotline Form.
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In the meantime,information you are seeking may be available in these FAQs or in the NJ Social Work Regulations. Click herefor a link to that document, or you can email the Board of Social Work Examiners at

NOTE:We discourage people from calling the BSWE as their staff is extraordinarily busy and often unable to answer or return phone calls. Calling the BSWE can be a very frustrating experience which is why NASW-NJ offers these FAQs to the NJ Social Work community


Important New Jersey Licensing Contacts
NJ Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE)
PO Box 45033
Newark, NJ 07101
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Questions: 800-225-6880
Registration: 888-579-EXAM (3926)
Pearson VUE Testing Sites
Phone number will be on your letter from BSWE

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