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Social Work Licensure Information: State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

New Mexico Highlands University has reviewed the educational requirements for social work licensing in all states. The list below indicates whether our curriculum meets, does not meet, or whether we have been unable to determine the educational portion of licensure requirements. 

Please note that NMHU cannot guarantee that any particular state will approve or deny an application for licensure. Each state sets its own standards which may change from time to time including after the date that this information was compiled.   

Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to contact their state’s licensure entity to review all licensure requirements. 

STATE  DETERMINATION  LICENSING AGENCY 
Alabama Meets Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
Alaska Meets Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners
American Samoa Meets American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services, Behavioral Health Services
Arizona Meets Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Arkansas Meets Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
California Meets California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Meets Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
Connecticut Meets Connecticut Department of Public Health, Social Work Licensure
Delaware Meets Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners
District of Columbia Meets DC Health, Social Work Licensing
Florida Meets Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Georgia Meets Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
Guam Meets Guam Health Professional Licensing Office  
Hawaii Meets Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Idaho Meets Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
Illinois Meets Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Social Work
Indiana Meets Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
Iowa Meets Iowa Board of Social Work
Kansas Meets Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Kentucky Meets Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Social Work
Louisiana Meets Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
Maine Meets Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure
Maryland Meets Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
Massachusetts Meets Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
Michigan Meets Michigan Board of Social Work
Minnesota Meets Minnesota Board of Social Work
Mississippi Meets Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists
Missouri Meets Missouri Committee of Social Workers
Montana Meets Montana Board of Behavioral Health
Nebraska Meets Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health and Social Work Practice
Nevada Meets State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
New Hampshire Meets New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
New Jersey Meets New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners
New Mexico Meets New Mexico, Regulation and Licensing Department, Social Work
New York Meets New York Office of Professions, Social Work
North Carolina Meets North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
North Dakota Meets North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Northern Mariana Islands Meets Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Professional Licensing, Health Care Professions Licensing Board
Ohio Meets Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Oklahoma Meets Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers
Oregon Meets State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
Pennsylvania Meets Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
Puerto Rico Meets Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Social Work Professionals
Rhode Island Meets Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Social Work
South Carolina Meets South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
South Dakota Meets South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Tennessee Meets Tennessee Board of Social Workers
Texas Meets Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
U.S. Virgin Islands Meets U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Social Workers
Utah Meets Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Social Work
Vermont Meets Vermont Department of Health Resources for Health Professionals, Social Workers
Virginia Meets Virginia Board of Social Work
Washington Meets Washington State Department of Health, Social Worker
West Virginia Meets West Virginia Board of Social Work
Wisconsin Meets Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Social Worker
Wyoming Meets Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board