The term "Social Worker" is protected by Colorado Statute
in CRS 12-43-405(5). This is state law, not Federal law, and may not be
true in other states. According to the law, only a person possessing a
BSW, MSW, or PhD from a CSWE accredited program may practice social
work and use the title social worker. Licensure is not required to use
the term in Colorado, which makes sense since Colorado only has a
license for Masters and clinical practice. Furthermore, only a person
licensed as an LCSW may use the title clinical social worker.
If you know of any person, agency, or institution ignoring this title protection, contact DORA or the NASWCO office.