Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 337
Psychologists--Professional Counselors--Social Workers
Section 337.604

August 28, 2014

Title of social worker, requirements to use title.

337.604. 1. No person shall hold himself or herself out to be a social worker unless such person has:

(1) Received a baccalaureate or master's degree in social work from an accredited social work program approved by the council on social work education;

(2) Received a doctorate or Ph.D. in social work; or

(3) A current social worker license as set forth in sections 337.600 to 337.689.

2. No government entities, public or private agencies or organizations in the state shall use the title "social worker" or any form of the title, including but not limited to the abbreviations "SW", "BSW", "MSW", "DSW", "LBSW", "LBSW-IP", "LMSW", "PLCSW", "LCSW", "CSW", "LAMSW", and "AMSW", for volunteer or employment positions or within contracts for services, documents, manuals, or reference material effective January 1, 2004, unless the volunteers or employees in those positions meet the criteria set forth in this chapter.

(L. 2003 H.B. 332, A.L. 2007 H.B. 780 merged with S.B. 308, A.L. 2009 H.B. 326)

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