Wk3 Discussion 1.docx - RE Discussion 1 Week 3 COL LA PS E LMSW Requirements in South Carolina According to South Carolina Department of Labor(2017 To

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RE: Discussion 1 - Week 3 COLLAPSE LMSW Requirements in South Carolina According to South Carolina Department of Labor (2017), “To be licensed at the Master's level, a candidate will need a graduate degree from a CSWE-accredited master’s program. The candidate will also be required to pass the ASWB master's level exam, which may be taken as early as the last semester of their master's program, with a letter from the dean. After successfully passing the ASWB master's level exam and submitting their application materials, the candidate will become a Licensed Master Social Worker.” (para 1). According to South Carolina Department of Labor (2017), “Those facets are the values of the social work profession embodied in the Code of Ethics and the need for public protection as embodied by regulation and licensure that ASWB supports through its licensing exams and service to its member boards. One cannot exist without the other, if the public is to be served competently and with the highest ethical standards. The fact that social work has earned its place as one of the most important licensed health care professions in such a comparatively short amount of time says a lot about the power of the profession, but it says even more about the values of social workers themselves. Social workers bring an ethical perspective that is magnified and enhanced through licensure, and licensure in turn strengthens the core values of the profession through public protection.” (para. 4) According to South Carolina Department of Labor (2017), “Title Protection in most states with licensing, the social work title is protected - those whose credentials have not been accepted by
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