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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 LMSW Timeline Updated 2020
Washington DC LGSW Timeline Updated

Please see the following links for information on license exams and other details:
EXAM INFORMATION FOR THOSE WANTING TO BE LICENSED IN MARYLAND
EXAM INFORMATION FOR THOSE WANTING TO BE LICENSED IN WASHINGTON, DC

 

Recording of the MD and DC licensing presentation
Recording of the LMSW Prep Workshop Part 1
Recording of the LMSW Prep Workshop Part 2

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Letter Confirming Last Semester for LMSW Application

As of July 2018, 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

 


 

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LMSW Practice Exam at SSW in Baltimore

Due to building closures, we are not able to provide the in person exam during this academic year. 

Free Option

In November, MSW students were invited to sign up to receive the LMSW LEAP practice exam to use at home. Sign up concluded in December and are now closed. 

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 - http://store.licensingprep.com/prbyexle.html Upon checkout the student applies the above unique code just below "Other Information"