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It is the Legislative Auditor’s opinion that those individuals who have completed the four-year social work training program designed by DHHR should be eligible to take the social work national exam within their college education level.

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Report Description: 
The objective was to conduct a performance audit of the provisional license to practice as a social worker and the application process by which a provisional licensee may become a licensed social worker. Senate Bill 312, passed on March 5, 2020, eliminated the non-related degree social worker, and eliminated the ability of those individuals with a related and non-related degree to complete the four-year training program designed by Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to become a licensed social worker by the extended June 30, 2020 date. According to DHHR, there were 48 individuals who had the opportunity to complete the program by June 30, 2020.
Short / Alternative Report Title: 
Social Work Examiners, Board of  
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Submitting OIG-Specific Report Number: 
PE 21-03-637  
Component, if applicable: 
WV-Professional Licensing Boards
Charleston, WV
United States
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