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Board of Social Work Examiners

Important Notice Regarding Telemedicine:

Following SB74, businesses engaged in the practice of telemedicine are required to register for placement on the Telemedicine Business Registry (TBR) through the Professional Licensing Section. Please click HERE to access the application and additional information regarding the registry. Please note that the application is for businesses rather than individual licensees to register; if you have any questions regarding scope of practice requirements or limitations regarding telemedicine, please contact the Board or program’s Occupational Licensing Examiner.

Please Note: The licensing process may take up to three months or longer after all information is received, depending on the date of the board meeting.

Supervision Notice: If you are a clinical social worker supervising professional counselors for their licensure hours, be aware that, if you have not applied to the Board of Professional Counselors and been approved as a professional counselor supervisor, the hours will not be accepted by that Board. For more information, see the Board of Professional Counselors supervision webpage.

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.

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. The Board meets a minimum of twice a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner.

Professions Regulated by the Board

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

Position Statements

Contact Information

Chelsea Childress
Telephone: (907) 465-2551
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email:
chelsea.childress@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806