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24.219.501    LCSW, LMSW, AND LBSW LICENSE REQUIREMENTS – ORIGINAL APPLICANTS

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

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

(b) have completed supervised post-degree work that meets the requirements in 37-22-301, MCA, and ARM 24.219.504;

(c) have passed an examination as described in ARM 24.219.502 within four years of the date of application;

(d) have completed a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check per 37-22-301, MCA, within six months of the application date;

(e) provide reference letters that meet the requirements in 37-22-301, MCA; and

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

(3) Applicants for LMSW licensure must meet the following requirements:

(a) have a degree that meets the requirements in 37-22-308, MCA;

(b) have completed supervised post-degree work that meets the requirements in 37-22-308, MCA, and ARM 24.219.504;

(c) have passed an examination as described in ARM 24.219.502 within four years of the date of application;

(d) have completed a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check per 37-22-308, MCA, within six months of the application date;

(e) provide reference letters that meet the requirements in 37-22-308, MCA; and

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

(4) Applicants for LBSW licensure must meet the following requirements:

(a) have a degree that meets the requirements in 37-22-307, MCA;

(b) have completed supervised post-degree work that meets the requirements in 37-22-307, MCA, and ARM 24.219.504;

(c) have passed an examination as described in ARM 24.219.502 within four years of the date of application;

(d) have completed a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check per 37-22-308, MCA, within six months of the application date;

(e) provide reference letters that meet the requirements in 37-22-308, MCA; and

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

(5) 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, 37-22-301, 37-22-307, 37-22-308, MCA; NEW, 1984 MAR p. 440, Eff. 3/16/84; AMD, 1988 MAR p. 169, Eff. 1/29/88; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 26, Eff. 12/24/93; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 986, Eff. 6/3/97; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 1477; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 2158, Eff. 11/13/09; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 2038, Eff. 9/23/11; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2471, Eff. 10/10/14; AMD, 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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