Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners


Online applications will be unavailable until June 21, 2021.

Welcome to the website for the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners

The Board exists because the legislature declared “in order to safeguard the public heath, safety, and welfare of the people of this state against unauthorized, unqualified and improper practice of social work, it is necessary that a proper regulatory authority be established and adequately provided for.

Message from LABSWE

Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners website. Please watch our video tutorial to learn how to renew or apply for your license online. If you are having trouble logging in, renewing your license or navigating the website, contact Technical Support at support@labswe.zendesk.com or (225) 341-5121. For other questions or board inquires, contact the board at socialwork@labswe.org.


In compliance with Act 655 of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, the Board gives notice to its licensees and applicants that complaints about Board actions or procedures may submitted to one or more of the following organizations:

  • La State Board of Social Work Examiners; 225-756-3470;  socialwork@labswe.org 
  • Committee on House & Governmental Affairs; La House of Representatives, P.O. Box 44486, Baton Rouge, LA 70804; 225-342-2403;  h&ga@legis.la.gov 
  • Committee on Senate & Governmental Affairs; La Senate, P.O. Box 94183, Baton Rouge, LA 70804; 225-342-9845;  s&g@legis.la.gov 

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