West Virginia

Board of Social Work

Welcome to the West Virginia Board of Social Work Web Site!

We hope you'll find our site to be useful and informative. Please let us know if we can make our site more valuable to you.


 The next Board Meeting will be held on August 25, 2016 at 1:30am.         

Location: WV Lottery Commission Building ~ Conference Room ~ 900 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 500B  ~ Charleston, WV  25302 


All applications and requests that need to be presented to the Board for review MUST be received in the Office no later than August 19, 2016. If received after that date, the application / request will be presented at the next Board Meeting.  

News & Announcements
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7/26/2016 12:00:00 AMPUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: The WV Board of Social Work has filed to amend legislative rule 25CSR5, Continuing Education for Social Workers and Providers. Revisions to this rule were necessary in order to comply with HB 4318 and WV Code §30-1-7a. This legislation, passed in March 2014, requires that most health related licensing boards develop rules to ensure their licensees complete continuing education on mental health conditions common to veterans. Boards such as social work, psychology and counseling must require 2 hours within each licensing cycle after July 1, 2017. A summary of the changes and the rule are available on the Secretary of State’s web page at: http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/readfile.aspx?DocId=27771&Format=PDF A copy of the proposed rule is also attached. Public comments on the proposed rule may be made until August 25, 2016; comments should be directed to the WV Board of Social Work either by mail (WV Board of Social Work, PO Box 5459, Charleston, WV 25361) or emailing Admin@wvsocialworkboard.org. This training does not add hours to the continuing education requirement and will be within the 40 hours of continuing education already required of social workers and may include online coursework as defined in the proposed rule.
"The purpose of the Board is to protect the public by setting standards of qualification, education, training and experience for those who seek licensure and to promote high standards of professional and ethical performance for those engaged in the profession of social work."