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Any individual with a degree in social work either at the undergraduate or graduate level that is practicing social work in Louisiana is required to have a social work credential issued by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners. Social work practice is the professional application of social work values, theories, and interventions to one or more of the following: enhancing the development, problem-solving, and coping capacities of people; promoting the effective and humane operations of systems that provide resources and services to people; linking people with systems that provide them with resources, services, and opportunities; developing and improving social policy; and engaging in research related to the professional activities.
The practice of social work includes but is not limited to clinical social work, planning and community organization, policy and administration, research, and social work education.
All registered users, including licensees and applicants, can access their dashboard, apply for a license, reinstatement or endorsement and renew their license online.