Emeritus Status License (for Regular Licensees ONLY)


For active regular licensed social workers in good standing that have retired from full-time social work practice and have at least twenty years social work experience. Emeritus licensees are exempt from continuing education requirements and pay a reduced renewal fee. Emeritus licensees may perform social work up to twenty hours per week.

To apply for Emeritus Status:

Download, complete, and return the form listed below.

*Not available to Temporary Licensed Social Workers.

Application for Special Status Privileges (PDF)Get Adobe Reader

Completed applications must be mailed to the Board office:

WV Board of Social Work
PO Box 5459
Charleston, WV 25361