Emergency Directive and Licensing
In April 2020,
the Board of Examiners for Social Workers, under stipulations from the
Governor’s Emergency Directive, was able to take our existing Provisional “A”
license and create some flexibility in our licensing process.
This flexibility included us doing the following –
has amended the Emergency Directive and beginning September 1, 2021, we will
resume normal administrative procedure for Nevada licensees.
- We were able to issue a provisional license at
no cost to the applicant.
- Extending the normal 90 day window for a
Provisional “A” license up to one year, and
- Waiving the need for official transcripts, background
check reports and a passing exam score from ASWB at the time the provisional
license was issued.
administrative procedures means the following –
for Provisional “A” licenses.
Provisional “A” licenses for 90 days only.
- Requiring an official transcript, a background
check report and a passing exam score before an initial license is issued.
If you are interested in a Provisional license, please contact the Board BEFORE you apply.
Effective July 1, 2021, the Board will accept fingerprint submissions done via Live Scan for individuals residing in Nevada. The fingerprint waiver document will still be required and must be sent to the Board with the receipt that shows that the fingerprints were submitted to the Nevada Department of Public Safety. For individuals not in Nevada, we will still require submission of two fingerprint cards as has been our tradition.
Senate Bill (SB) 44
COVID Guidelines from Governor Sisolak
Board's Strategic Plan
The Board developed a "Strategic Plan' in August 2018.
This plan was reviewed and updated in December 2019.
The attached documents provide more information in to the details of our plan.