The purpose of the Board of Social Work is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The Board examines and licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of Social Work. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The Board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 335.010 to 335.170.


Licensing Information

Follow the links to renew a license online, purchase or print an official verification of license, request a mailing list or review/print the most current law and regulations booklet.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for renewals to be processed. Once processed you may print your official verification from the link below.

You may purchase a Digitally Certified Verification from the online license verification link below to be used as verification of licensure for another state.  Instructions may be found under the forms tab above, then other forms. 

Note: Please be aware that it is your responsibility to keep the board notified of any address or name changes. Failure to do so may result in delays in the licensing process.

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Follow these links to the Legislative Research Commission for the Board of Social Work Kentucky Revised Statutes and Kentucky Administrative Regulations.


Contact Information

KY Board of Social Work
44 Fountain Place
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-2350 - Office
(502) 696-8030 - Fax


 The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at the  board office on  April 26, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EST.

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