Social Worker Program

Social Worker License Types

  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Licensed Bachelor Social Worker
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Regulating Body

  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Director

RENEWAL AND RESTORATION INFORMATION

Renewal 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
Renew Online:

https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl

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.

Renewal Fees

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

 

Restoration Information...

(LBSW, LSW, LCSW) 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.

Restorations for the licensing period of July 1, 2019 to June 1, 2021
Restorations accepted: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Restore By: June 30, 2020

Restoration Fees

 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...

Continuing Education Requirements Notice

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.