Licensing Resources

Students are eligible to apply to take the LMSW exam in Maryland once they have begun their final semester of the MSW program. For District of Columbia licensure, students must be within 90 days of graduation.

Please see the suggested timeline below:

Maryland Licensing Timeline Updated 2024

Washington DC LGSW Timeline Updated

Please see the following links for information on license exams and other details:



Recording of the MD and DC licensing presentation

Recording of the LMSW Prep Workshop Part 1

Recording of the LMSW Prep Workshop Part 2

Request to have your transcript sent to the Board of Social Work Examiners via Parchment:

  • NOTE: May graduates should do this after April 1. July graduates should do so after July 1. 
  • Please indicate "hold for grades/ degree" on your request. 

LMSW Study Materials

Letter Confirming Last Semester for LMSW Application

Students seeking an LMSW in Maryland are no longer required to submit this letter. Students seeking licensure in other states may request a letter here.



LMSW Exam Preparation at SSW

UMBSSW is partnering with Advance Social Work Solutions to provide LMSW exam preparation. 

Current students should follow these directions to access to the training materials: 

  1. It will ask you to register with an email and password
  2. It will bring you to the thank you page and it has a button to take you to the course. 
  3. Once enrolled, you can access the materials by going to Teachable and then logging in with the email and password that you used to set up your account and the course will be listed under my courses. 

Students will have access to these materials until Fall 2024. 


Free Option

The deadline to sign up for this option ended on November 22. You may still utilize the reduced fee option listed below. 


Reduced Fee Option
  • You will have access to the exam and your results for 3 months
  • This option will cost $50.15 after the UMSSW discount
    • The School of Social Work has negotiated a 15% discount with LEAP (Licensing Exam Preparation Services) on your behalf. You may use the code to order any LEAP product including comprehensive study guides, a diagnostic guide, online exams, audios, and more. The code may not be used for classes. The code must be used at the time of purchase. Please keep this code confidential as it has been created only for use at your school. Your unique code is MDUMD15
    • Orders are placed directly through the LEAP website - Upon checkout the student applies the above unique code just below "Other Information"

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