Brenda in Sligo, Ireland said: Hi can anyone help me??? Am a qualified Social Worker with an MSW from Ireland. Am interested in re-locating preferably to the USA but am not sure what the story is re social work practice there, if u have an MSW do u need to have a license to practice, In Ireland we go straight into a job with the MSW no license etc.
Hey Brenda, you best bet is to "google" the state social work board, for the U.S. state you are interested in working. Each state in the US has different requirements. Some states are stricter than others. Some states require licensure, while others do not..some states have multiple social work tier licenses, while others only have one for the MSW level. The reason why the states are so different is because a lot of the rules and regulations are tied in with the statutes/laws passed for a particular license through that particular states governing body.