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Board of Social Work Examiners

It is Time to Renew Your License!

Click Here to Renew Online

Valid License Numbers Contain Either:

6 numbers
OR
4 letters + at least 1 number

If you have an alpha-numeric license number, you must enter all of the characters in order to renew online. EXAMPLE: ABCD1234

MY LICENSE Online Renewal

Please use our convenient MY LICENSE online renewal application. In most cases your license will be renewed immediately. Due to a heavy volume of renewal activities, processing time for renewal applications received by mail may take up to 4-6 weeks.

If you have not registered, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the MY LICENSE customer home page at: ProfessionalLicense.Alaska.Gov/MYLICENSE
  2. If you have an existing myAlaska account, enter your account information. If not, please create an account. You will be redirected to the MY LICENSE customer home page.
  3. Under Access an Existing License, enter your license number and Web Authorization Code, if one has been provided. This information is on your renewal notice.
  4. To renew your license, simply select the license you wish to renew from the Professional Licensing section.

Emergency Social Worker Courtesy License

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and in line with SB241, the Alaska Board of Social Worker Examiners have developed a process for Social Worker Courtesy Licensure.

Renewal Notice:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and in line with SB241, the Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners has extended the renewal date to October 30, 2020. All continuing education requirements must be met on or before October 30, 2020.

You are encouraged to review the continuing education requirements outlined under 12 AAC 18.210, as they were updated on March 26, 2020 to include 3 contact hours of teletherapy practice.


Fee Notice:

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


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

Lauren Bales, Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2551
Email: SocialWorkExaminers@Alaska.Gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806