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§467e-7  Licensing Requirements.

Every applicant for a license as a social worker shall submit evidence satisfactory to the director that the applicant meets the following requirements:

(1) For the licensed bachelor social worker, the applicant:

(A) Holds a bachelor's degree from a college or university in a social work program accredited by or deemed to be equivalent to a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; and

(B) Has passed the basic level national examination given by the Association of Social Work Boards;

(2) For the licensed social worker, the applicant:

(A) Holds a master's degree from a college or university in a social work program accredited by or deemed to be equivalent to an accredited program by the Council on Social Work Education or a doctoral degree from a doctoral degree program in social work accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or a comparable regional accreditation body; and

(B) Has passed the intermediate or higher level national examination given by the Association of Social Work Boards; and

(3) For the licensed clinical social worker, the applicant:

(A) Has met the educational requirements in paragraph (2);

(B) Has passed the clinical level national examination given by the Association of Social Work Boards;

(C) Has provided evidence of successful completion of at least three thousand hours of post masters clinical social work experience under supervision completed within no fewer than two years, but within no more than five years. Clinical social work experience shall include a minimum of two thousand hours of assessment, clinical diagnosis, and psychotherapy; no more than a maximum of nine hundred hours of client-centered advocacy, consultation, and evaluation; and at least one hundred hours of supervision as follows:

(i) At least sixty of the one hundred hours of direct face-to-face supervision shall have been individualized supervision; and

(ii) Not more than forty hours of direct face-to-face supervision may have been under small group (up to six supervisees) supervision.

An applicant who submits evidence of certification as a qualified clinical social worker or diplomate in clinical social work by the National Association of Social Workers or as a board certified diplomate by the American Board of Examiners shall be deemed to have satisfied the experience requirements of this subparagraph;

(D) For the purposes of subparagraph (C), shall have had clinical supervision as follows:

(i) The supervisor shall have been a licensed clinical social worker with at least four thousand five hundred hours of post masters clinical social work experience;

(ii) For the first five years after July 1, 2004, the following individuals shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of a supervisor: a person with a master's degree in social work with at least four thousand five hundred hours post masters clinical social work experience; an individual who holds a diplomate in clinical social work or a board certified diplomate certification; or a board certified psychiatrist, psychologist, advanced practice registered nurse who has a minimum of four thousand five hundred hours of post masters clinical experience in assessment, clinical diagnosis, and psychotherapy; and

(iii) Supervision shall have included review of assessment, clinical diagnosis, and psychotherapy; and

(E) In collaboration with the supervisor, may elect to fulfill some or all of the supervision requirements set forth in subparagraph (C) through face-to-face supervision that is conducted electronically through a video conference service that is compliant with all federal and state privacy, security, and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Prior to making such an election, it is incumbent upon the applicant to review the laws and rules of other jurisdictions to determine the impact, if any, that electronic supervision may have on license by endorsement in other states. [L 1994, c 251, pt of §2; am L 1996, c 202, §13; am L 2001, c 55, §22; am L 2002, c 167, §11; am L 2016, c 212, §2]

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David Y. Ige
David Ige
December 1, 2014 -
Democratic
808-695-4620
201 Merchant St., Suite 1805, Honolulu, HI, 96813

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