MD Board of Social Work Examiners
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 ways:
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 public.
The Agenda for the Board's monthly meeting is published here
The next regular meeting will be held on June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Important - CONTINUING EDUCATION REGULATIONS
Continuing education regulations have been REVISED effective 03/22/2010. It is the licensees responsibility to review and be knowledgeable about COMAR 10.42.06
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 online.
For more information, please visit the MD Responds