Qualified supervisors must submit a request to the board for approval.
Required forms must be filled out completely:
Qualifying education and qualifying experience under supervision. Click here to read the regulation:
201 KAR 23:070. NOTE: All LCSW supervisors are required to complete the 6 hour training. Supervision Contracts can be submitted by email or mail.
No. You must remain under supervision from the time you are approved to take the exam until your new license is issued by KBSW.
An approved LCSW supervisor has to be: 1) licensed for two (2) years as a clinical social worker; 2) has to take an approved 6 hours LCSW Supervision training course every renewal period; and 3) send a request to the board.
Yes. If a CSW is practicing under supervision of a LCSW, the CSW is required to notify in writing each client during the period of the supervision. The board has determined that hanging the notice on the wall of the office meets the requirement. Please find the form on our website: bsw.ky.gov/forms/supervision forms/notice to client.
Depending upon whether you are working full-time or part-time, at least 60% of your work per week must be directly working with your client.
Supervision must total a minimum of 150 hours, which shall include individual supervision of not less than two (2) hours during every two (2) weeks of clinical social work practice.
Yes. The minimum is two (2) hours during every two (2) weeks of clinical social work practice, but you can arrange more hours. Keep in mind that a LCSW is two year’s post master’s experience for full time (30 hours), or three years post master’s experience for part-time practice.
Average time is three weeks once all the required documents have been received. Kentucky law allows the board ninety (90) days. Link to Section 8 (5)
A new contract needs to be submitted for board approval when you change your 1) clinical practice setting or 2) supervisor of record.
You or your approved supervisor(s) can mail a termination letter to the board explaining the reason for termination (I’m moving out of state; I am taking a new job; my supervisor of record is changing (quitting, retiring, etc.).
Your supervisor(s) should complete and mail the supervision experience documentation form (link) so the board can approve and document your hours under supervision.
You have to be an employee with Social Security and taxes withdrawn from your paycheck – as a CSW who is practicing clinical social work, you are in “training” and you cannot practice as an independent therapist until you complete the supervision and are licensed as a LCSW by the board. You can be a full-time (minimum of 30 hours per week) or part-time employee (minimum of 20 hours per week)., NOT a 1099 contract employee.
Yes, but you cannot count the hours under supervision if you work less than 20 hours per week.