Become a Social Worker in Alaska

There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Please contact your state social work licensing department for more information.

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Disclaimer: Due to the rapidly changing nature of social work regulations, for the most up-to-date information on becoming a social working in Alaska, contact the Alaska Social Work Licensing Board.

Alaska law recognizes three classes of social workers: Baccalaureate Social Worker (BSW), Master Social Worker (MSW) and Clinical Social Worker (CSW). The requirements are as follows:


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Alaska CSW (Clinical Social Worker)

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Alaska BSW (Baccalaureate Social Worker)

In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Alaska, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Alaska can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on Alaska social work licensure policies available to you.

Alaska Social Work Salary

Alaska Social Work Salary
Alaska Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $51,120
Medical and Public Health Social Workers $56,890
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $45,280
All other Social Workers $59,880
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +$9,000
Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in Alaska is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 03/30/2016.

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