Alaska has 3 kinds of licenses for social workers, and these are issued by the Board of Social Work Examiners. Their phone number is (907) 465-2551. First, I will discuss the education requirements, and then I will discuss other license requirements below.
The top level is a licensed clinical social worker. These professionals have either a master’s degree or doctoral degree in social work, plus at least 2 years of clinical experience. This supervised experience must be after obtaining at least a master’s degree. It must total 3000 hours. Get with your supervisor near the beginning to make sure you have a plan to meet all the specific requirements of this supervision.
A licensed master social worker must also have a master’s or doctoral degree. But these applicants do not need experience.
A licensed baccalaureate social worker only needs a bachelor’s degree in social work, and no experience is necessary.
All degrees must be from an approved college or university. You are probably okay as long as you attend a regionally accredited university.
Applicants need some professional references, and they also need to take a social work licensing exam.
The fees are the same for all levels of Alaska social workers. They are about $360 for the initial license and $300 for a renewal every 2 years.
The following page has links to the 3 separate license application forms: