MD Board of
Social Work Examiners
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.
ONLINE RENEWAL CLOSED AT MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 31,2014
RENEWALS OR THE RENEWAL FEE SUBMITTED BY MAIL NEEDED TO BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 31,2014
AN INDIVIDUAL CANNOT PRACTICE SOCIAL WORK WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE
IF YOU MISSED THE DEADLINE AND NEED TO REINSTATE YOUR LICENSE PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPLICATION BELOW
Reinstatement Application Form for Licenses that Expired on 10/31/2014
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
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
The next Board meeting will be held offsite on November
14, 2014 at 9:00 a.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