Become a Social Worker in Louisiana

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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 worker in Louisiana, contact the Louisiana Social Work Licensing Board.

Louisiana law recognizes three classes of social workers: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Registered Social Worker (LBSW). The requirements are as follows:


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Lousiana LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Louisiana LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

Louisiana RSW (Registered Social Worker)

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

Disclaimer: There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Please contact your state social work licensing department for more information. Last updated 11/01/2016.

Louisiana Social Work Salary

Louisiana Social Work Salary
Louisiana Social Work Career Average Social Worker Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $51,850
Medical and Public Health Social Workers $49,130
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $41,200
All Other Social Workers $49,430
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 Louisiana 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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