What kind of degree/coursework do I need to become a CO School Social Worker?
Standard Requirements for all Colorado Initial Special Services Licenses
- An Initial Special Services License may be issued in the endorsement area listed below to an applicant who:
- Holds a bachelor's or higher degree from an accepted, regionally accredited institution of higher education.
- Has completed an approved special services preparation program at an accepted, regionally accredited institution of higher education, including required supervised internship, practicum, and/or field experience.
- Has provided an approved program verification form.
- Has submitted a complete application for licensure, including official transcripts, associated fees, and other supporting documentation.
- Additional requirements per special services license:
- School Social Worker
- MSW, including coursework in school and special education law
- Practicum, including one placement with school aged children
- ASWB Clinical, PLACE School Social Worker exam, or Colorado LCSW issued by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
What type of license is it?
- Initial Special Services License - Endorsed in School Social Work
- Professional Special Services License - Endorsed in School Social Work
Is there an application fee?
- Yes. Fees are subject to change and must be paid at time of application submission.
Do I need to take a test?
- The PLACE exams (School Social Work Portion) is a requirement. However, if you are an LCSW, this exam is waived.
How do I sign up for the PLACE ® Exam and how often do they offer the test?
- The Place Exams are offered 3 times per year.
Where do I apply for licensure?
- For more information about licensing: