Montana Board of Behavioral Health

Licensed Master's Social Worker (non-clinical)

Click the button to apply for licensure as a licensed master's (non-clinical) social worker (LMSW) using the

Online Application.


  • Licensing Requirements & Application Submission Checklist- LMSW
  • Examination Information: Montana accepts test scores from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) master's examination.
  • Fingerprint-Background Check: LBSW applicants must complete a background check through submission of fingerprints to the Department of Justice, Montana Criminal Records prior to being licensed. Results of the background check are sent directly to the department by the Montana Department of Justice.
  • Renewal Period: November 1 - December 31. Late renewal is possible for 45 days. Late fees apply
  • Renewal Fees: LMSW - $149 active, $75 inactive
  • Continuing Education Requirements: See ARM 24.219.435
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