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State Social Work Licensure

The State of Indiana now requires all practicing social workers to be licensed. In order to fully adhere to the intent of the law, each student should:

  • Obtain a copy of the Social Work Licensure Law (HB 1961).
  • Be aware that a person convicted of a criminal offense may never be eligible for licensure.
  • Apply to take the required written examination.

Social Work licensure is regulated by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). Procedures on how and when to apply for a license and other information are available by contacting the IPLA at (317) 232-2960 or http://www.in.gov/pla/.