Licensure in the state of Texas

Test prep resources

The DiNitto Center offers test prep resources in the form of online practice exams and physical study guides. Physical study guides can be picked up from our office. 

  • For Students and recent graduates (less than 6 months since graduation)  
    We loan out test prep resources at no charge.

    Online practice exams:
    – Email us at dccs@austin.utexas.eduto request an online practice exam. 
    – Complete the digital borrower’s agreement and send back to us. 
    – We will provide you an access code via email. 

    Physical Study Guides:
    – Schedule an appointment time to pick up your study guide either by emailing us at dccs@austin.utexas.eduor calling us at 512.232.7362. 
    – When you’re done, schedule an appointment time with us to drop off your study guide. Physical study guides can be borrowed for 14 days with an option to renew if there are no holds.  
  • For alumni who graduated more than 6 months ago or individuals who are not affiliated with UT 
    The Office of Professional Development handles requests for these groups. Please reach out to ssw-profdev@austin.utexas.eduto ask about test prep resources.

General information

  • DiNitto Center step-by-step guide to licensure in Texas, LBSW LMSW: Download PDF.
  • DiNitto Center social work licensure and supervision: Download PDF.
  • Association of Social Work Boards BSW exam outline: Download PDF.
  • Association of Social Work Boards MSSW exam outline: Download PDF.

Helpful links

Professional licensure disclosures

The University of Texas at Austin makes every effort to ensure state licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Texas, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.

For more information on professional licensure requirements in the field, please contact Marian Mahaffey or visit UT Austin’s professional licensure disclosure page.

See accrediting agencies affiliated with UT Austin.

National Licensing Boards

Association of Social Work Boards

State Licensing Boards

View the 2024 State Licensing Boards PDF