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Board of Social Work Examiners

Board Vacancy Announcement

The Board of Social Work Examiners is looking for a public member.

If you would like to apply for appointment to this position, please visit the application site. Prior to applying, you may wish to read more about the roles and responsibilities of Alaska’s volunteer licensing board members and division processes and authority on our board resources page.

Questions regarding this vacancy? boards@alaska.gov

Due to multiple recent vacancies on staff and increased COVID-related workloads, we are currently unable to return calls and emails within our normal processing times. Our primary focus is on reviewing and issuing licenses at the moment. If you have applied for licensure, please check the online portal ( MY LICENSE) for real-time updates on the progress of your application. Answers to most other questions can be located using the links on the right hand side of the page. Thank you for your patience while we attend to these priorities, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Fee Notice

The division director has determined that license fees will not be increased during the COVID-19 emergency. If you have comments or questions about this decision, please email regulationsandpubliccomment@alaska.gov.

COVID-19 MANDATES AND GUIDANCE

The governor has issued a mandate or the board has issued guidance for this program.

Please click here to read how this may affect you.

The Board of Social Work Examiners is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of two licensed social workers, one licensed master social worker, one licensed baccalaureate social worker and one public member. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature. For information about board vacancies and the appointment process, please visit the Governor's Boards and Commissions web page .

The Board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of social work in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.

Click here to review a list of tentatively scheduled meetings .

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Master Social Worker
  • Baccalaureate Social Work

Contact Information

Telephone: 907-465-2547
Email: SocialWorkExaminers@Alaska.Gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806