What's New

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 –

  • 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. 
Governor Sisolak has amended the Emergency Directive and beginning September 1, 2021, we will resume normal administrative procedure for Nevada licensees.   

Normal administrative procedures means the following –

  • Charging for Provisional “A” licenses.
  • Granting 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. 


    Fingerprinting Process

    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. 

      CEU Approval Changes

      Effective March 1, 2017 any CEUs that are approved by ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) or NASW (National Association of Social Workers) will automatically be approved by the Social Work Board. You will no longer need to submit an approval for these trainings.