Welcome to the West Virginia Board of Social Work!

"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."

- our Mission Statement


News & Announcements 

  • Board Meetings: The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for October 19 at WV University in Knapp Hall at 11:00 am.    Board meetings scheduled for 2023:  December 14 (Charleston)
  • PRE SERVICE TRAINING ON CLINICAL SUPERVISION Paying it Forward: Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision will be provided by Robbin Durham, LICSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Concord University. The training will be delivered virtually on September 15, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm The cost of the training is $60.00; six (6) units of continuing education will be provided  (provider #490047) To obtain registration information or ask questions about the training, email continuinged@concord.edu or call the Social Work Department at 304-384-5189
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON RENEWING YOUR LICENSE:  Individuals paying by debit card and using CE Broker must still return the renewal form to the Board; otherwise, staff do not know to process your renewal.  
  • Legislative rules have been promulgated which affect Telehealth  and Contnuing Education (copy of rules are in Series 1 and 3 on our web page under Laws and Rules).  Telehealth rules and Continuing Education Rules went into effect on July 1 2022 (changes may be referenced at this link https://wvsocialworkboard.org/CE-Info/For-Social-Workers/Requirements)
  • Provisional Licensing Supervisors:  Your Annual Meeting and Progress Reports are due in January for all licensees that you supervised in calendar year 2022
  • Provisional licensees:  Your Annual Compliance forms are due in July