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 June 15  at 11:00 am.  This meeting will be virtual; individuals who wish to attend should contact the Board for information on how to attend,   Board meetings scheduled for 2023:   August 17, October 19 (West Virginia University in Morgantown) , December 14 (Charleston)
  • 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