21 NCAC 63 .0204             REFERENCES

(a)  Applicants for the LCSW and CSWM classifications shall have a minimum of three references related to the applicant's experience, as required by G.S. 90B-7(d) and (e).  Applicants for other classifications shall have a minimum of three references.  The Board shall not accept references by relatives, clients, or subordinates of applicants.  A current Board member shall not submit a reference for an applicant unless he or she is the applicant's current or only social work supervisor.  In such a case the Board member may submit a reference, but he or she shall excuse himself or herself from review of that applicant.

(b)  All references shall come from individuals who have or had a professional association with the applicant and have knowledge of the applicant's professional experience in the practice of social work.

(c)  For applicants for LCSWA licensure, at least one reference shall be from one who has been or is currently supervising the applicant in a social work setting.

(d)  For applicants from other jurisdictions seeking certification or licensure in accordance with G.S. 90B-8, at least one reference shall be from a registered, certified, or licensed social worker who has been or is currently practicing in a social work setting.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90B-6; 90B-7;

Eff. August 1, 1987;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2009; April 1, 2001;

Readopted Eff. February 1, 2017.