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Licensing and Ethics


NASW/Texas does not license social workers.  We do follow professional regulation closely.  Below are resources from NASW/Texas related the history of licensing and NASW/Texas coverage and response to licensing issues.  Unless otherwise noted, these are NOT documents of the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.



Understanding the Role of TSBSWE and NASW/TX

Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners

 State Agency

 Private, non-profit membership association

 Key Roles: Protecting the public through professional regulation - licensing.

 Key Roles: Advancing the profession through professional development and public policy advocacy.
 Telephone: 512-719-3521 or 800-232-3162
 Telephone: 512-474-1454


 Services provided through licensing fee.
 Services provided through membership dues.
 Authority: Texas Legislature, Texas occupations             Code Chapter 505, Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 34, Chapter 781

 Authority: NASW Bylaws


 Board of Directors: Governor appointed volunteers
 Board of Directors: Elected by membership



Resources Regarding Licensure

From the TSBSWE:

General Resources:

Practice or Licensure Specific Information:

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