Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
Applications are only accepted online. In order to submit your reinstatement application online, you will need to know your current user ID and password in DPH's system. If you do not recall your user ID and password, you can use the recovery options as well as the 'Register' link. If you use the 'Register' link, please disregard the language under 'PLEASE READ' and select 'NEXT' button at the bottom of the page. On the next screen, you will need to match your first name, last name and the last 4 digits of your SSN and create a new password and validate your email address. Please select this link to submit your online application. The application fee is $200.
When filing your online application, you will upload your current curriculum vitae (CV) or synopsis of professional activity since completion of your master's or doctoral degree and verification of completion of seven hours of continuing education within the one-year period immediately preceding the date of application.
Please arrange for the following to be submitted directly to this office from the source:
Verification of any out-of-state license held, current or expired, submitted directly to this office from the source. Please contact the jurisdiction prior to submission of the form as some may charge a fee for this service;
Verification from the appropriate authority confirming the applicant's most recent employment as a social worker including dates and overall evaluation of the applicant's ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety. If the applicant is in private practice, a letter from another practitioner with whom the applicant has referred patients. Such letter shall indicate dates of the referral relationship and an evaluation of the applicant's ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
Typically, applicants for reinstatement who have not been in active, clinical practice for longer than five years are required to complete a period of refresher training or successfully complete the ASWB examination. Applicants to whom this applies will receive further information from the Department upon receipt of all required documentation.
All supporting documentation should be forwarded from the source to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Social Worker Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 707-1980