Become a Social Worker in Wisconsin

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Disclaimer: Due to the rapidly changing nature of social work regulations, for the most up-to-date information on becoming a social worker in Wisconsin, contact the Wisconsin Social Work Licensing Board.

Wisconsin law recognizes four classes of social workers: Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker (CAPSW), Certified Independent Social Worker (CISW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Social Worker (CSW). The requirements are as follows:

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SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Fordham University
  • Four areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
Baylor University
  • Ethically integrates faith and social work practice
  • Specialize in clinical practice or community practice
Case Western Reserve University
  • From Case Western Reserve University’s top-10 ranked school of social work
  • Traditional and Advanced Standing tracks available
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
University of Southern California (USC)
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck Shool of Social Work, a top-ranked graduate school by U.S. News and World Report
  • Features virtual and in-person field education in or near student's own communities
Simmons University
  • Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
  • Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended
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Wisconsin CAPSW (Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker)

Wisconsin CISW (Certified Independent Social Worker)

Wisconsin LCSW

Wisconsin CSW (Certified Social Worker)


In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Wisconsin, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Wisconsin can only be reached after earning a Master of Social Work. We are committed to keeping updated information on Wisconsin social work licensure policies available to you.

Disclaimer: There may be additional methods of certification that have not been covered here. Please contact your state social work licensing department for more information.

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Wisconsin Social Work Salary

Wisconsin Social Work Salary
Wisconsin Social Work Career Average Social Work Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers $48,950
Healthcare Social Workers $51,210
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $47,470
All Other Social Workers $57,370
Salary Increase from BSW to MSW +$9,000
Disclaimer: Social Worker Salary information is taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information about social worker salaries in Wisconsin is subject to change. Please confirm salary information with your state before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 8/22/2018.

Wisconsin Social Work Scholarships

For social work financial aid options, check out our social work scholarships page.

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Featured Online Master's in Social Work Programs
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Fordham University
  • Four areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy
Baylor University
  • Ethically integrates faith and social work practice
  • Specialize in clinical practice or community practice
Case Western Reserve University
  • From Case Western Reserve University’s top-10 ranked school of social work
  • Traditional and Advanced Standing tracks available
University of Denver
  • Research-driven faculty dedicated to making an impact on social problems
  • Prepares you to apply social work skills across practice settings
University of Southern California (USC)
  • Offered by USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck Shool of Social Work, a top-ranked graduate school by U.S. News and World Report
  • Features virtual and in-person field education in or near student's own communities
Simmons University
  • Four Clinical Specializations: Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Mental Health and Addictions, and Health and Aging
  • Three program tracks: Traditional, Accelerated, and Extended
These schools offer online master's in social work programs with 100% online instruction - no campus visits required

Sponsored Master's in Social Work Programs

Licensure information including requirements, renewals, and fees were retrieved as of August 2018. Information may have changed since, check with the state's board of licensing for more information.