West Virginia

Board of Social Work

Welcome to the West Virginia Board of Social Work Web Site!

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The next Board Meeting will be held on August 20, 2015 @ 1:30pm.

Location: WV Lottery Commission Building ~ Conference Room ~ 900 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 500B  ~ Charleston, WV  25302 

News & Announcements
Posting DateNews
6/11/2015 12:00:00 AMPublic Comment Period The WV Board of Social Work has filed an emergency rule to amend 25CSR1, Qualifications for the Profession of Social Work. Senate Bill 559 expanded the Department of Health and Human Resources’ ability to hire individuals with a Bachelor’s degree outside of those related degrees specified in legislative rule. The Board has created a category of Restricted Provisional License to accommodate the Department’s ability to utilize a broader range of educational backgrounds and restricting practice solely to the DHHR. A summary of the changes and the rule are available on the Secretary of State’s web page at: http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/ruleview.aspx?document=9805. Public comments on the proposed rule may be made until July 10, 2015; comments should be directed to the WV Board of Social Work either by mail or emailing Admin@wvsocialworkboard.org.
"The purpose of the Board is to protect the public by setting standards of qualification, education, training and experience for those who seek licensure and to promote high standards of professional and ethical performance for those engaged in the profession of social work."