Become a Social Worker in Rhode Island

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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 Rhode Island, contact the Rhode Island Social Work Licensing Board.

Rhode Island law recognizes two classes of social workers: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The requirements are as follows:


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Rhode Island LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker)

Rhode Island LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Rhode Island, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Rhode Island can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on Rhode Island 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 07/19/2016.

Rhode Island Social Work Salary

Rhode Island Social Work Salary
Rhode Island Social Work Career Average Social Work Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $61,190
Medical and Public Health Social Workers Estimates not released
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers Estimates not released
All Other Social Workers $74,080
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 Rhode Island 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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