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Board of Social Work Examiners

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.

Electronic Requests for License Verification

NOTE: This feature is for individuals who have registered with MY LICENSE and wish to pay the filing fee online with a credit card payment .

If you are not registered with MY LICENSE and would like information on how to register, please contact socialworkexaminers@alaska.gov

  1. Submit Your Request
    • Send your Request for License Verification to: socialworkexaminers@alaska.gov
    • Put the program along with your first and last name in the subject line.
    • The following information must be provided in the body of your email:
      • NAME: The name used when your professional license was last issued or renewed.
      • LICENSE NUMBER: Your professional license number.
      • SEND TO: Provide both the Board and/or Agency name along with a complete mailing address.
  2. Payment of Fees
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page.
    • A “Make a Payment” link will be available within your license details page under “Actions”.
    • A $20 filing fee is required for each verification of license.
  3. Completed Request
    • You will be sent a notification email with a link to your license details page when the request is completed.
    • Please allow up to 10 business days for processing after submitting your payment.

If you prefer to submit a check or money order, you may mail in the Request License Verification form.

NEW Online application

The Social Work Board of Examiners is pleased to offer a new online application process for social work licenses. The application may be filed through your myAlaska account, and is submitted directly to staff. As your application is processed, you will be able to see real time updates as documents are received and reviewed by staff. You may opt in for email notifications and will receive an email notification each time your file is updated. You will also have the ability to upload some of the required documents.Online applications will be launched for other license types as soon as available.

Please review the instructions for filing an Initial Application online via MY LICENSE.

The Board of Social Work Examiners is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The board consists of two licensed clinical 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