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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

PLA > Professions > Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board


Effective immediately, and pursuant to Ind. Code 25-23.6-4-1, if you have an MSW degree and are working in a behavioral health and human services position (regardless of job title) you must be licensed.  Beginning January 1, 2017, you MUST either hold an active social work license, or apply for a clinical social work license and be approved by the Board to take the ASWB Clinical Examination prior to January 1, 2017 for any accrued clinical experience hours and supervision hours to count towards your clinical social work licensure. On January 1, 2017 if you do not have an active social work license and have been working towards accruing your clinical experience hours and supervision hours for clinical social work licensure, the hours you have accrued will not count toward the clinical social work license requirement and you will be required to obtain the social work license and begin accruing clinical hours and supervision hours toward the clinical social work license according to Ind. Code 25-23.6-5-3.5.  There are no exceptions to the licensure requirement except as outlined in Ind. Code 25-23.6-4-2.  Previous exceptions regarding date of graduation will no longer apply effective January 1, 2017.


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Social Workers and Clinical Social Workers 
Marriage and Family Therapist Associates and Marriage and Family Therapists
Mental Health Counselor Associates and Mental Health Counselors
Addiction Counselors and Clinical Addiction Counselors

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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


Cindy Vaught, Board Director
Heather Hollcraft, Assistant Director
Andrea Wade, Customer Service Representative
Codie Conlin, Customer Service Representative
Angie Kaiser, Customer Service Representative


Staff Phone Number: (317) 234-2054
Staff E-mail:
Agency Fax:  (317) 233-4236