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ATTENTION ATTENTION: We will not be available via the telephone from Wednesday 9/13 to Friday 9/22. They should be back up on Monday 9/25. In the meantime, you can email us. Vanessa email is and Marc email is 

Thanks for your understanding and patience during this time. 

**The KY Board of Social Work will host a listening forum for all social work educators, field instructors, field supervisors, current and future student interns, and interested parties to attend a zoom call on SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 beginning at 11:30 am CT/12:30 pm ET. This will be a one-hour event. The KBSW recognize the importance of field education and want to support our educators, students, and community partners in ensuring that each student gets the highest quality education within the bounds of what is allowed by the laws and regulations governing the practice of social work in KY. Please request the meeting link from Marc Kelly, Executive Director, KBSW at or call the office at 502-564-2350 with any questions. Thanks!!**

​​​​​Attached are the Board newsletters. They will be published quarterly here and on our Facebook page. Thanks!

​​​​October 2022 Newsletter.pdf  April 2023 Newsletter.pdf

December 2022 Newsletter.pdfFeb2023 newsletter.pdf ​​​June 2023 newsletter.doc    August 2023 newsletter.doc

  • The KY Board of Social Work is now offering a supervision CEU for CSW's. Check it out here.​ As of 3/15/22 this CEU will be required for all CSW's in supervision. Once you complete the CEU you will receive a certificate via email in 3-5 days.​​​​​​​​​
            ATTENTION:  All LCSW previous/current/future supervisors. You MUST complete the 6 hour LCSW supervision training. This                                                course went into effect 6/16/2021 and was to be completed by 1/1/2022. If you need to take it; it is offered through                                                        several of our CEU sponsors. 

           **** And don't forget to check out our Facebook page - "The KY Board of Social Work" - Be sure to like and share! ****
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It is the purpose and policy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to protect the public from being misled by incompetent and unauthorized persons, and unprofessional conduct on the part of qualified social workers by providing regulatory authority over persons who hold themselves out to the public as social workers.

The purpose of KRS Chapter 335 is to promote high standards of professional performance for those engaged in the profession of social work by regulating the title and setting standards of qualification, training, and experience for those who seek to engage in the practice of social work.

Laws and Regulations

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

  1. 020 = Current effective administrative regulation

  2. 020reg = Administrative regulation going through process

  3. 020E = Emergency administrative regulation in effect

Public Complaint Against Social Worker

You have a right to expect a professional standard of care and conduct from a social worker. If you believe a social worker has violated Kentucky statutes or regulations, you may send a written complaint to the Kentucky Board of Social Work. As the body responsible for regulating the social work profession and protecting the public in matters related to social work, the Board will review your complaint and take appropriate action.

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The Complaint Form is also available in Word or PDF formats.

Code of Ethical Conduct _201 KAR 23.080 [PDF]

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