Professional Licensure

For more information about professional licensure agencies including requirements and applications, please click any state listed below.

Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
100 North Union Street Suite 736
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-242-5860 / 888-879-3672
Fax: 334-242-0280
Contact: socialwork.alabama.gov/contact.aspx

Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
770 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 1-800-656-5318
Fax: 1-334-293-5201
Email: abn@abn.alabama.gov

Board of Social Work Examiners
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801-1770
Tel: (907) 465-2551
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: chelsea.childress@alaska.gov

Board of Nursing
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801-1770
Tel: (907) 465-2550
Fax: (907) 465-2974

Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
3443 N Central Ave, #1700
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone: 602-542-1882
Fax: 602-364-0890
Email: information@azbbhe.us

Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 N. 7th St. • Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655
Tel: 602-771-7800
Email (contact form)

Social Work Licensing Board
P.O. Box 251965
Little Rock, Arkansas 72225
Tel: (501) 372-5071
Fax: (501) 372-6301
E-Mail: swlb@arkansas.gov

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Tel: 501-686-2700
Fax: 501-686-2714

California Bureau of Behavioral Sciences
1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 574-7830
Fax: (916) 574-8626
Email: BBS.LCSW@dca.ca.gov

License Requirements Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Tel: (916) 322-3350
Fax: (916) 574-7697
Email Applicant Services

State Board of Social Work Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7800
Fax: 303-894-7764
Email: dora_occupationaltherapists@state.co.us

Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway # 880
Denver, CO 80202 Phone: 303-894-2458
Fax: 303-894-2821
Email: dora_nursingboard@state.co.us

Social Work Licensure
Connecticut Department of Public of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS#12APP
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 509-1980
Email: dph.counselorsteam@ct.gov

Board of Examiners for Nursing
Connecticut Department of Public of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 3PHO
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners
Division of Professional Regulation
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Tel: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Initial License Requirements and Application for Delaware Social Workers

Board of Nursing
Division of Professional Regulation
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Tel: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Licensure Requirements and Applications for Delaware Nurses

Professional License Services for Military Personnel
Division of Professional Regulation
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

Tel: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Application of Military Member for a Provisional Professional License

Board of Social Work
Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (877) 672-2174
Fax: (202) 724-8677
TTY: 711
Email: doh@dc.gov

Board of Nursing
Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (877) 672-2174
Fax: (202) 724-5145
TTY: 711
Email: doh@dc.gov

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy
and Mental Health Counseling
Department of Health
Board of Mental Health Professions
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3257
Contact: floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/contact/

Applications and Fees ONLY:
Department of Health
Board of Mental Health Professions
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330

Florida Board of Nursing
Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Tel: (850) 245-4125
FAX: (850) 617-6460
Contact: floridasnursing.gov/contact/

Applications and Fees ONLY:
Department of Health
Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330

Attn: Social Work
Professional & Vocational Licensing
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Tel: (808) 586-2704 (This number is for Honolulu only. For residents of neighbor islands, follow dialing instructions on website)
Email: social_worker@dcca.hawaii.gov
Requirements & Instructions for Social Work

Attn: Nursing
Professional & Vocational Licensing
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Tel: (808) 586-2695 (This number is for Honolulu only. For residents of neighbor islands, follow dialing instructions on website)
Email: nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov
Requirements & Instructions for Nursing

Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street, Boise, ID 83702
Phone - (208) 334-3233
Fax - (208) 334-3945
Email: swo@ibol.idaho.gov
Application Process and Requirements for Idaho Board

Idaho Board of Nursing
PO Box 83720
280 N 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, Idaho 83720-0061
Tel: (208) 577-2476 / TDD: (800) 377-3529
Fax: (208) 334-3262
Email: info@ibn.idaho.gov

Division of Professional Regulation
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
- or -
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786 Phone: (800) 560-6420
Contact Form for Social Work 

Illinois Center for Nursing
Division of Professional Regulation
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
- or -
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786 All Inquiries: (888) 473-4858
Professional Licensing: (800) 560-6420
TTY: (866) 325-4949
International: 1-312-281-0341
Contact Form for Nursing

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Application Information
Tel: (317) 234-2054
Fax: (317) 233-4236
Email the IndianaBehavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: (317) 234-2043
Fax: (317) 233-4236
Email the Indiana State Board of Nursing

Iowa Board of Social Work
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 281-0254
FAX: (515) 281-3121

Online Licensure Services Iowa Board of Nursing
400 SW 8 Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Phone: (515) 281-3255
Fax: (515) 281-4825
Licensure for Iowa Board of Nursing

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Eisenhower State Office Building
700 SW Harrison St, Suite 420
Topeka, KS 66603-3929
Tel: (785) 296-3240
Fax: (785) 296-3112
License Requirements and Applications for Kansas

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Tel: (785) 296-4929
Fax: (785) 296-3929

KY Board of Social Work
43-44 Fountain Place
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-2350
Fax: (502) 696-8030
Email Kentucky Board of Social Work

Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502-429-3300 or 1-800-305-2042
Fax: 502-429-3311

Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners
18550 Highland Road, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 756-3470
Email: socialwork@labswe.org
Requirements and Applications for Louisiana Social Workers

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (225)755-7500
Fax: (225)755-7584
Email: lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Requirements and Applications for Louisiana Nurses

State Board of Social Work Licensure
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Phone: (207) 624-8674
Fax: (207) 624-8637
(TTY users call Maine relay 711)
Applications and Forms for Maine Social Workers

Maine State Board of Nursing
161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station
Augusta, Maine , 04333-0158
Phone: (207) 287-1133
Fax: (207) 287-1149

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-764-4788 / Toll Free: 877-526-2541
Fax: 410-358-2469
TDD: 1-800-542-4964

Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, 21215-2254
Tel: 410-585-1900 / Toll-free: 888-202-9861
Fax: 410-358-3530 

Board of Registration of Social Workers
1000 Washington Street, 7th FL
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 727-3073
Fax: (617) 727-1627
Email swboard@state.ma.us
Applications and Forms for Massachusetts Social Workers

Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Phone: (800) 414-0168 or (617) 973-0900
Fax: (617) 973-0984
(Note: The Board is not able to return international calls.)

Michigan Board of Social Work
Department Of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1820
Licensing Information for Michigan Social Workers
eLicense Application/Renewal Service for Michigan Social Workers

Michigan Board of Nursing
Department Of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1820
eLicense Application/Renewal Service for Michigan Nurses

Social Work Board
2829 University Ave SE # 340
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 617-2100
Fax: (612) 617-2103
Email Minnesota Social Work Board
Applicant Forms for Minnesota Social Workers

Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Ave SE Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 317-3000
Fax: (612) 617-2190
Email
Applicant and Licensee Forms for Minnesota Nurses

The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapists
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue
3rd Floor Suite 3635
Post Office Box 4508
Jackson, MS 39296-4508
Phone: (601) 987-6806
Fax: (601) 987-6808
Email Mississippi State Board
Applications and Forms for Mississippi Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists

Mississippi Board of Nursing
713 Pear Orchard Road
Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 957-6300
Fax: (601) 957-6301
Contact Information for Mississippi Board of Nursing
Applications and Forms for Mississippi Nurses

Committee for Social Workers
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO  65102-1335
Phone: (573) 751-0885 
Fax: (573) 526-3489 
TTY: (800) 735-2966 / Voice Relay: (800) 735-2466
Email: lcsw@pr.mo.gov

Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0656
Phone: (573) 751-0681
Fax: (573) 751-0075 
TTY: (800) 735-2966 / Voice Relay: (800) 735-2466 
Email: nursing@pr.mo.gov

Montana Board of Behavioral Health
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, Montana 59620-0513
Phone (406) 841-2203 Fax (406) 841-2305
Email: dlibsdswp@mt.gov

Montana Board of Nursing
301 S. Park Ave. 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 444-5711 (Licensing questions)
Email: nurse@mt.gov
For practice, rules, education questions contact:
Cynthia Gustafson, Executive Director / (406) 841-2380

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Nevada State Board of Social Work Examiners
4600 Kietzke Lane - C121
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 688-2555
Email Nevada Board of Social Work Examiners
Forms for Nevada Social Workers

Nevada State Board of Nursing
(Las Vegas Office)
4220 S. Maryland Pkwy., Building B, Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV 89119-7533
Phone: (702) 486-5800 / (888) 590-6726 (toll free)
Fax: (702) 486-5803
Email Nevada Board of Nursing
Contact Nevada Board of Nursing

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State Board of Social Work Examiners
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
Phone: (973) 504-6495
Fax: (973) 648-3536
Applications and Forms for NJ Social Workers
Contact NJ Board of Social Work Examiners

New Jersey Board of Nursing
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6430
Fax: (973) 648-3481
Applications and Forms for NJ Nurses
Contact NJ Board of Nursing

 

Board of Social Work Examiners
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Phone: (505)476-4890
Fax: (505) 476-4620
Forms & Applications for New Mexico Social Workers

New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Rd NE # 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 841-8340
Applications, Forms & Grants for New Mexico Nurses
Inquiries Email

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Social Work Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Tel: 518-474-3817, ext. 592
Fax: 518-402-2323
Email: opunit5@nysed.gov
License Requirements / Application Forms for NY Social Workers

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Nurse Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Tel: 518-474-3817, ext. 280 (voice)
Fax: 518-474-3398
Email: opunit4@nysed.gov

North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
1207 S. Cox Street, Suite F
Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: 336-625-1679
Toll free: 1-800-550-7009
Fax: 336-625-4246
Email: swboard@asheboro.com
Licensure Eligibility Requirements for NC Social Workers

Per the NCSW Board:
Social Work certification and licensure in North Carolina requires a degree in social work from a social work program accredited (or in candidacy for accreditation) by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). For a current listing of schools with accredited social work programs please visit their website at www.cswe.org.

North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 782-3211
Fax: (919) 781-9461

ND Board of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 914
Bismarck, ND 58502-0914
Phone: 701-222-0255
Fax: 701-224-9824
Email: ndbswe@aptnd.com

ND Board of Nursing
Kirkwood Office Towers
919 S 7th St #504
Bismarck, ND 58504
Tel: 701-328-9777
Fax: 701-328-9785
Contact: ndbon.org/contact/

Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
77 South High Street, 24th Floor, Room 2468
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6171
Phone: (614) 466-0912
Fax: (614)728-7790
Email (General)
Contact Ohio Board

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
Phone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388
Licensure and Renewal Information & Forms for Ohio Nurses
Contact Ohio Nursing Board

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 240
Salem, OR 97302-6310
Phone: (503) 378-5735
Toll Free: (866) 355-7050
Fax: (888) 252-1046
Email: oregon.blsw@state.or.us

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97224-7012
Phone: (971) 673-0685
Fax: (971) 673-0684
Email: oregon.bn.info@state.or.us
Forms & Applications for Oregon Nurses

State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Forms & Resources
Phone: (717) 783-1389
Fax: (717) 787-7769
Email: ST-SOCIALWORK@PA.GOV

State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Forms & Resources
Phone: (717) 783-7142
Fax: (717) 783-0822
Email: ST-NURSE@pa.gov

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Board of Social Work Examiners
Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
Email: Rhode Island Social Work Licensing Unit

Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill #105
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5700
Fax: 401-222-3352
Email: Rhode Island Nursing Licensing Unit
Application Requirements for Rhode Island Nurses

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
Labor Licensing & Regulation
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
Tel: (803) 896-4664
Email: Contact.SocialWork@llr.sc.gov

South Carolina Board of Nursing
Labor Licensing & Regulation
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
Tel: (803) 896-4550
Email: NURSEBOARD@llr.sc.gov

South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
810 N. Main St. Suite 298
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: (605) 642-1600
Fax: (605) 722-1006
Email: proflic@rushmore.com

South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Ave Suite 201
Sioux Falls SD 57106-3315
Tel: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768
Licensure/Renewal Procedures for South Dakota Nurses

Board of Social Workers
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Tel: (800) 778-4123 or (615) 741-5735
Licensure Information for Tennessee Social Workers

Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Tel: (800) 778-4123 or (615) 532-5166
Applications for Tennessee Nurses

Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
Texas Department of State Health Services
Mail Code 1982
P.O. Box 149347
Austin , Texas 78714-9347
Telephone: (512) 719-3521 or (800)232-3162
Fax: (512) 834-6677
Email: lsw@dshs.state.tx.us

Texas Board of Nursing
William P. Hobby Building
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701-3944
Tel: 512) 305-7400
Email: webmaster@bon.texas.gov

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Social Work
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628 / Toll-free in Utah: (866) 275-3675
Fax: (801) 530-6511
License Requirements and Application for Utah Social Workers 

Utah State Board of Nursing
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628 / Toll-free in Utah: (866) 275-3675
Fax: (801) 530-6511

Office of Professional Regulation (Social Worker)
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier VT 05620-3402
Tel: (802) 828-2390
Email for Vermont Social Work Information

Vermont Board of Nursing
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620
Tel: (802) 828-2396
Fax: (802) 828-2484
Email (APRN)
Email (Nursing RN/LPN/International)

Board of Social Work
Virginia Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4441
Fax: (804) 527-4435
Email Virginia Board of Social Work

Board of Nursing
Virginia Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4515
Fax: (804) 527-4455
Email Virginia Board of Nursing

Washington State Department of Health
Social Work
Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 236-4700
Contact Information for Washington State Social Work
Applications and Form for Washington Social Workers

Washington State Department of Health
Nursing Commission
Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 236-4703
Contact Information for Washington State Nursing Commission

Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counseling & Social Work Examining Board
Department of Safety and Professional Services
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112
Madison, WI 53703
Tel: (608) 266-2112 / (877) 617-1565
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov

Board of Nursing
Department of Safety and Professional Services
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112
Madison, WI 53703
Tel: (608) 266-2112 / (877) 617-1565
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov

Wyoming State Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307)777-7601
Fax: (307)777-3519
Application Information
Licensure/Certification Requirements (Chapter 2 of the Administrative Rules & Regulations)
Students enrolled in out-of-state post-licensure programs completing any clinical hours in Wyoming must hold a current RN license.

Wyoming Mental Health Profession Licensing Board
2001 Capitol Ave, Room 104Cheyenne WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-3628
Fax: (307) 777-3508
Email: wyomhplb@wyo.gov