The Board of Registration of Social Workers protects the public through regulation of the practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It determines eligibility for admissions to examinations for social work, conducts examinations and licenses qualified individuals at one of four levels of licensure (LICSW, LCSW, LSW & LSWA).

MA Board of Registration of Social Workers

Call:  (617) 701-8681

All renewals must be done online



Renewal Dates are set for every 2-years on your birthday, after 10/1/2018.




If your birthday between October 1 and December 31, your renewal date is in 2020.


If your birthday is before October 1, your renewal date is in 2021

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Renewal Process

  • Your Social Work (renewal) Authorization Code will be mailed to you with your 10-digit code a few months before your renewal date.

  • If you do not receive the renewal authorization, you can email the Board

       at: and include your full

       name, license number and mailing address.

LICSW Renewal Requirement:

  • LICSWs must be able to attest that they have submitted an application to be a Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) or a Non-Billing Provider to Mass Health or your License will not be renewed.

  • Direct all questions regarding the application process to MassHealth Customer Service at 800-497-4646


To Apply:

  • All LICSWs who wish to apply to be QMB Only providers must contact the MassHealth Customer Service Center to receive an application at 800-841-2900

  • All Applications require the inclusion of your Social Security Number (SSN) to allow MassHealth to perform the required review of the application in accordance with federal law.




See Helpful Application FAQs & Links on the SW Board website