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24.219.505    LCSW, LMSW, AND LBSW CANDIDATE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

(1) Applicants for LCSW, LMSW, and LBSW candidate licensure not currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction must submit a completed application on forms provided by the department. Completed applications include appropriate fees and required documentation.

(2) Applicants for LCSW, LMSW, and LBSW candidate licensure must meet the following education requirements:

(a) LCSW candidate applicants must have a degree that meets the requirements in 37-22-301, MCA;

(b) LMSW candidate applicants must have a degree that meets the requirements in 37-22-308, MCA; and

(c) LBSW candidate applicants must have a degree that meets the requirements in 37-22-307, MCA.

(3) In addition to the appropriate education requirements in (2), applicants for LCSW, LMSW, and LBSW candidate licensure must:

(a) have a supervisor that meets the requirements in ARM 24.219.421;

(b) have completed a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check per 37-22-313, MCA, within six months of the application date;

(c) provide reference letters that meet the requirements in 37-22-301, 37-22-307, or 37-22-308, MCA; and

(d) provide verification of any professional license(s) the applicant has ever held in any state or jurisdiction.

(4) Incomplete applications will automatically expire one year from the date the fee was received. If an application expires, the applicant must reapply and pay all appropriate fees.

 

History: 37-1-131, 37-22-201, 37-22-307, 37-22-308, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-22-307, 37-22-308, 37-22-313, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 221, Eff. 2/6/16; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2371, Eff. 12/28/19; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 1517, Eff. 8/8/20.

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