LICENSURE


§ 47.11. Licensure examination.

 (a)  The examination required as a prerequisite to original licensure as a licensed social worker is the Association of Social Work Boards’ (ASWB) (formerly known as the American Association of State Social Work Boards’ (AASSWB)) master’s level examination.

 (b)  The examination required as a prerequisite to being granted a license to hold oneself out as a social worker with a provisional license is the ASWB (formerly known as AASSWB) bachelor’s level examination.

 (c)  The examination required as a prerequisite to being granted a license to hold oneself out as a licensed clinical social worker is the ASWB (formerly known as AASSWB) clinical level examination.

 (d)  The applicant shall apply to the testing organization for admission to the applicable licensure examination and shall pay the required fee at the direction of the testing organization.

 (e)  The passing grade for the examination will be determined by the Board.

 (f)  The applicant shall be responsible for directing that the testing organization send examination results and other information requested to the Board.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  47.11 amended under section 6(2) of the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act (63 P. S. §  1906(2)); and section 812.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  279.3(a)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  47.11 adopted November 23, 1990, effective November 24, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 5838; amended March 1, 2002, effective March 2, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 1197; amended January 25, 2008, effective January 26, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 484. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (294163) to (294164).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  47.12a (relating to licensed social worker); 49 Pa. Code §  47.12b (relating to provisional license as a social worker); and 49 Pa. Code §  47.12c (relating to licensed clinical social worker).



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