Contact for Renew Your Social Workers License
Board of Registration of Social Workers
The Details of Renew Your Social Workers License
What you need for Renew Your Social Workers License
General On-Line Renewal Information:
All renewals must now be done online.
To renew, you will need:
1. An authorization code. Renewal notices for all social worker licenses will continue to be mailed to your address of record with the board. The notice will include an assigned 10-digit authorization code.
If you have not received your renewal notice or cannot locate the record ID and authorization codes please email DPLauthcodes@mass.gov and include your full name, license number and mailing address.
2. Your record ID/ full license number.
3. If you have both of the numbers above, you are ready to renew through the Division of Professional Licensure's ePlace licensing portal. If this is your first visit to ePlace, the instructions below may be helpful in setting up your account.
Click here for instructions on how to create your e-Place Portal account.
Fees for Renew Your Social Workers License
|Licensed Social Worker Associate (LSWA)||$42|
|Licensed Social Worker (LSW)||$54|
|Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)||$68|
|Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)||$82|
How to renew Renew Your Social Workers License
After reading the "What you need" criteria, visit the ePlace licensing portal.
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Frequently Asked Questions about License Renewal
Expiration Dates: Renewal dates will now be set for 2 years from your next birthday after Oct. 1, 2018 renewal.
For example: when you renew your license that expires on Oct. 1, 2018, and your birthday is Dec. 1, your expiration date will be Dec. 1, 2020.
Continuing Education and Mass Health (LICSW ONLY) Requirements
If you cannot attest that you have completed all the requisite Continuing Education (CE) and you have not been approved for an extension, your license will not be renewed until you can demonstrate compliance. If you proceed with your renewal, respond “NO” to the CE requirement, and make payment, your payment will be processed and your license will stay in “Attestation Review Status” and will not be renewed. It will be updated once you have notified the board (email@example.com) that all CE have been completed.
FOR LICSWs ONLY: If you cannot attest that you submitted an application to be a Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) or a Non-Billing Provider to Mass Health your license will not be renewed until you can demonstrate compliance. If you proceed with your renewal, respond “NO” to the Mass Health requirement, and make payment, your payment will be processed and your license will stay in “Attestation Review Status” and will not be renewed. It will be updated once you have notified the board (firstname.lastname@example.org) that the Mass Health requirement has been met.
Learn about Mass Health requirements for LICSWs here.
It will take approximately 4-6 weeks after the date you renew your license to get your physical license in the mail. If you need to verify renewal of your license, please use the “Check a License” function on the Board’s website.
- Will I still receive a renewal notice to the address of record in the mail?
Yes. Renewal notices will continue to be mailed 60 days prior to the expiration date of June 30, 2018.
Please be advised, the notice you will receive is not a traditional renewal coupon. Please, DO NOT mail back the notice with a check or money order as it will be rejected and cause delays to the renewal. Be sure to create your e-Place portal account and link your license as indicated in the notice above.
- What if I have moved and have not notified the board of my new address? How can I update my address so that a renewal notice is received to my new address?
You may not receive your renewal notice as the notice may not be auto forwarded by mail to protect your license from possible fraudulent activity. You will need to alert the board via email to DPLauthcodes@mass.gov with your name and license number in order for the board to provide your record ID and authorization code.
You will then need to update your new mailing address on the online renewal application.
- Can I update my name on the renewal application if I have a name change?
No. You will not be able to simultaneously update your name on the online renewal application. You will need to move forward with the online renewal application and then complete an amendment for a name change. Please be advised that the fee to update the name is $27.