Board of Social Work Examiners

Proposed Changes in Regulations

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 02 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with occupational licensing fees related to the Board of Social Work Examiners

The public may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments by mail, fax, or e-mail to the division's Regulations Specialist. Public comment due no later than March 28, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

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

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 counselors for their licensure hours, be aware that, if you have not applied to the Board of Professional Counselors and been approved as a counselor supervisor, the hours will not be accepted by that Board. For more information see the Board of Professional Counselors' Supervision webpage.

Professions Regulated by the Board

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

Contact Information

Telephone: (907) 465-2551
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: eleanor.vinson@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806