Social Worker Program
Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of both consumers and staff, walk-in services at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices may change at anytime. Please check the Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) main page at https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/ for the most current updated information.
Please observe proper safety protocols (e.g., face covering and physical distancing) when visiting.
Staff continue to telework and remain available during normal hours to meet the needs of the public over the phone (808-586-3000) and by email (reach the appropriate Board, Program, or Commission via https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/contact/). The public is strongly encouraged to continue calling in or utilizing the available online services. For a full listing of DCCA’s online services please go to https://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.
Social Worker License Types
- Licensed Social Worker
- Licensed Bachelor Social Worker
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Director
APPLICANT AND LICENSEE INFORMATION
Applicants and Licensees...
RENEWAL AND RESTORATION INFORMATION
- All licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal triennial by June 30, every three (3) years, (2019, 2022, 2025)
|On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022|
|Renewals accepted: May 6, 2019 to June 30, 2019|
|Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: May 3, 2019|
|Renew By License Expiration Date: June 30, 2019|
Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.
|On-Time Cost to Renew|
|Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) – active status, $177.00|
|Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) – inactive status, $12.00|
|Licensed Social Worker (LSW) – active status, $222.00|
|Licensed Social Worker (LSW) – inactive status, $12.00|
|Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – $270.00|
|Forfeited licenses may be restored within 1 year and subject to meeting restoration requirements.|
|Failure to restore a forfeited license within 1 year after the license expiration date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.|
|Cost to Restore (late renewal)|
|Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) – active status, $201.00|
|Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) – inactive status, $32.00|
|Licensed Social Worker (LSW) – active status, $268.50|
|Licensed Social Worker (LSW) – inactive status, $58.50]|
|Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – $340.50|
CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
Continuing Education Renewal Requirement...
All Social Worker (LBSW, LSW) licensees on an “active” status and all (LCSW) licensees must have completed at least 45 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credits that have been approved by the NASW or the ASWB; 3 credit hours shall be in ethics courses. prior to renewing their license pursuant to HRS §467E-11.
Note: If licensed before July 1, 2016, fifteen (45) CE hours are required. If licensed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2019, no CE hours are required.
The Director may conduct a random audit of licensees to determine compliance with the CE requirement. If selected you will receive a notice from the Program and will have 60 days to submit proof of having complied with the CE requirement. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action being taken against your social worker license. Licensees shall maintain their own CE records.
DO NOT SUBMIT CE CERTIFICATES WITH YOUR RENEWAL APPLICATION.