(1) Applicants for LCSW, LMSW, and LBSW licensure who are 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 must:
(a) hold a current, active license in good standing in another state or jurisdiction. At the time of application, the standards of that state or jurisdiction must be substantially equivalent to Montana standards;
(b) have passed an examination as described in ARM 24.219.502 or a similar examination per 37-22-301, MCA;
(c) have completed a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check per 37-22-301, 37-22-307, or 37-22-308, MCA, within six months of the application date;
(d) provide reference letters that meet the requirements in 37-22-301, 37-22-307, or 37-22-308, MCA; and
(e) provide verification of any professional license(s) the applicant has ever held in any state or jurisdiction.
(3) 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.