California Occupational License

License Title:
    Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW), Registration
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Board of Behavioral Sciences

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacramento,  CA  95834

     Phone Number: (916) 574-7830
     Fax Number: (916) 574-8626

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
Associates obtaining experience to qualify for licensure.

Fees: Application: $75
Renewal: $75

Examination Frequency: Associate Clinical Social Workers are required to take the California Law & Ethics Examination once they are registered with the Board. Registrants can test every 90 days until the Exam is passed.

Exam Locations: Mulitple Locations through Exam Vendor

Registration Requirement: Master’s degree from accredited school or department of social work and fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Average Time to Process Application: Allow 60 days.

Renewal Period: Every year, 6 year maximum.

Special License Requirements: N/A

Authority: California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 18, Section 1800, et seq. Business and Professions Code, Chapter 14, Section 4990 et seq.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 211023