Category Archives: Licensure FAQs (California ASW)

Changes to experience requirements for LCSWs coming Jan 1, 2019 (AB 456)

The Governor has signed AB-456 which will make a number of positive changes to the experience requirements for LCSWs effective January 1, 2019.  TYH will be updated with the new requirements on January 1.  Here is a summary of the changes:

  • The total number of hours of experience required  for LCSW licensure is being reduced from 3,200 to 3,000.
  • The maximum number of hours that can be claimed from the “other categories” (individual supervision, group supervision. workshops, seminars, training sessions, or conferences, and client centered advocacy, consultation, evaluation, and research) is being reduced from 1,200 to 1,000.
  • Post-degree hours logged prior to receipt of associate registration will be claimable hours as long as the applicant applies for his/her associate registration within 90 days of graduating.  This change only applies to those who graduate on or after January 1, 2019.  Applicants who complete graduate study on or after January 1, 2020 must obtain this experience at a workplace that requires live scan fingerprinting.

90 Day Rule for CSWs

The Governor has signed Assembly Bill 456, which will allow CSWs to use the “90-day rule”.  From January 1, 2019 forward if a CSW applies for an associate number within 90 days of graduating, all post-degree hours (even those logged prior to receipt of the associate number) may be claimed toward licensure.

Upgrades to ASW version of TrackYourHours (California ASW version only)

We are excited to announce that in order to improve the functionality of the ASW version of TrackYourHours we are preparing to make three updates to the software on the morning of Tuesday, March 26.  These updates are designed to improve your ability to monitor your progress relative to the BBS requirements. 

Please read a summary of the updates below.   Continue reading

Changes to Requirements for ASW Supervisors (April 1, 2013)

Effective April 1, 2013, a person supervising an associate clinical social worker must have been licensed in California or another state for at least two years prior to beginning any supervision. This new requirement is in addition to the other existing requirements for supervisors of associate clinical social workers, as referenced in Sections 1870 – 1874 of Title 16 of Division 18 of the California Code of Regulations.  http://www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/asw_supervision.shtml