Licensure in the state of Texas
Test prep resources
- Social Work Test Prep (SWTP) study guides: The DiNitto Center offers physical study guides in-person at our office. Students and recent graduates can borrow the study guide for no charge up to six months after graduation, for a loan period of 14 days with an option to renew if there are no holds. If you have graduated more than six months ago, there will be a $30 administrative fee or $50 administrative fee if bundled with a practice exam. If you are none UT-affiliated, there is a $40 administrative fee or a $65 administrative fee if bundled with a practice exam.
- Online Practice Exams remain available and free of charge for Steve Hicks School students. Alumni who graduated more than six months ago have to pay a $30 administrative fee. Non-UT affiliated people can check out the exams as well, but have to pay a $35 administrative fee. Please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for an online practice exam for LBSW, LMSW, or LCSW
- 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.
- Social Work Test Prep
- Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
- Texas Social Work Licensure
- National Social Work Licensure
- American Association of State Social Work Boards
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Licensed Mariage and Family Counselor
- On Taking and Retaking Social Work Licensing Exams – With Susan Mankita
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.