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 

  • The Board offices will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. The office will also be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year's holiday.
  • Board Meetings: The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for February 16. 2023 at 11:00 am.   Board meetings scheduled for 2023:    April 20 (Concord University), June 15, August 17, October 19, December 14
  • 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 are in effect under Emergency Rule, approved August 11, 2021 and Continuing Education Rules go 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