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Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board

The Social Work Licensing Board was created by Act 791 of 1981 for the purpose of regulating the practice of social work in Arkansas

The mission of the Social Work Licensing Board is to protect the public by setting standards of qualification, training, and experience for those who seek to represent themselves to the public as social workers and by promoting high standards of professional performance for those engaged in the practice of social work.

Board Meetings: The Board meets on the second Monday of each month in The Freeway Medical Building at 5800 West 10th Street, Suite 100, Little Rock, AR. The meetings are open to the public.

Below is a list of the scheduled board meetings/hearings for 2021.

Please note: Meeting times and dates may be subject to change. Every effort will be made to keep the most current information available.

The deadline for submitting documentation for review at a Board meeting is always Thursday before the meeting. Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted at on the Public Meeting Calendar Page.

The Memorandum and Notice of Rulemaking linked below will be published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette October 14-16, 2021. The Notice of Rulemaking gives instructions for leaving a comment. The public comment period ends November 12, 2021. The purpose of the proposed Rule amendments is to comply with legislative changes from the 2021 legislative Acts. The Rule amendments are required under Act135, Act 725, Act 746, Act 748, Act 767, Act 829, and Act 968.

Online Licensing:

Meeting Date Meeting Type Submission Due Date
November 8, 2021 Board Meeting  November 4, 2021
December 13, 2021 Board Meeting  December 9, 2021

Meeting Minutes: for any minutes older than 2021, contact the Board office.


Social Work-Related:

Arkansas Social Work Programs Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education:


Ruthie Bain, Director of the Board
Chere' Johnson, Administrative Specialist III

Office Address Phone
Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board

P.O. Box 251965
Little Rock, Arkansas 72225

Freeway Medical Tower Building
5800 West 10th St., Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72204

Office:(501) 372-5071
Fax: (501) 372-6301

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Arkansas Department of Health
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