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Becoming a Board Approved Supervisor in Maryland: What You Need to Know

Updated: Mar 13



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If you're a social worker in Maryland looking to advance your career by becoming a board approved supervisor, it's essential to understand the requirements set forth by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE).


The BSWE has licensure qualification standards, educational standards, and experience requirements to become a registered supervisor in Maryland:

  1. The licensure requirements are that you must have a Maryland LCSW-C or LCSW license (or out of state equivalent license). 

  2. Experience requirements are 18 months of experience after you have received your LCSW or LCSW-C license, however, this requirement varies depending on which license you have and how much experience you have prior to when you got your license.

    1. To be sure you meet the licensure and experience criteria, check the Supervision Regulations and the Supervision Registration Application, both available directly from the BSWE website.

  3. Once you know you have met the licensure qualifications AND experience you will next need to make sure you have met the education requirement. This is where Elevate CE has you covered! Our comprehensive 12-hour Supervisor Training Course fulfills the BSWE’s educational requirement for 12 credit hours of continuing education in social work supervision by a Board-authorized sponsor. This course offers you a seamless route to become a board approved supervisor in Maryland. Learn more about our 12-hour supervisor training here.

While the above information is specifically for Maryland social workers, this training offers the following CE Credit Hours, accepted for social workers and counselors in most states across the US:

  • Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credit (CEUs)

  • Association of Social Work Boards ASWB ACE (accepted in 48+ states)

  • National Board for Certified Counselors NBCC ACEP

  • DC Board of Social Work

If you're licensed outside of Maryland or by another licensing board, check with your licensing board to determine their requirements.


It's essential to note that while we strive to provide accurate and reliable information, this blog post is for informational purposes only. All information has been obtained directly from the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners website and licensees are responsible for determining the requirements and rules that may apply to their specific situation or circumstance. We encourage all social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals to verify directly through their licensing board.



Take the next step in your career and become a board approved supervisor with Elevate CE. Enroll in our 12-hour Supervisor training today and elevate your professional development.

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