Supervision Hours Require LSW

LSW* Requirement for LCSW

If you are working toward your LCSW it is REQUIRED that you be an LSW (or Registered in the Unlicensed Registered Psychotherapist Database*). If you are not in compliance, DORA will not count any supervision or work experience hours. NASWCO strongly encourages all masters level social workers to get their LSW, rather than register in the Unlicensed Registered Psychotherapist Database, as the LSW license is specific to our profession and may allow billing insurance in certain settings like FQHCs.