MD Board of
Social Work Examiners
Reinstatement Application Form for Licenses that Expired on 10/31/2014
As of January 01, 2014, the Board of Social work Examiners no longer
issues paper licenses. Check
License Verification to see if your license has been renewed.
Welcome to the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners' (BSWE)
website. The purpose of the Board of Social Work Examiners is to regulate
the practice of Social Work in the state of Maryland. The BSWE is a state
agency under the administration of the Maryland Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene. It is a special funded public agency (funds are generated
from collecting fees) and mandated by law to protect the public in three
Setting the Standards
The Board is mandated by statute
to license social workers in Maryland and to develop, control and enforce
education and practice standards for social workers practicing in Maryland.
Maintaining the Standards
The Board investigates complaints
to determine whether social workers are in compliance with the requirements set
forth in statute and regulations. Where violations are discovered, the Board
will take action as described in the complaint process section.
The Board can provide information
about the practice of social work and the Maryland laws and regulations
governing licensure and discipline, and the status of a license. Questions may
be via phone, e-mail or letter.
Board meetings are held every second Friday of the month in the Patterson
Avenue Metro Building. The open session of the Board Meeting is open to the
The Agenda for the Board's monthly
meeting is published here
The next Board meeting will be on April 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
The Maryland Board of Social Work
encourages you to become a member of MD Responds. Administered by the Maryland
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Office of Preparedness and
Response (OPR), MD Responds is the primary resource for emergency public health
and medical volunteers for the State of Maryland.
For those interested
in volunteering, please complete the application form
For more information, please visit
the MD Responds