Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-02, to expire on September 30, 2022. This Executive Order extends Executive Orders 21-12 and 21-15, which were due to expire on March 31, 2022 per Executive Order 21-18. The identical statutory waivers and conditions contained in Executive Order Nos. 21-12 and 21-15 shall continue through September 30, 2022, except that Medication Aide renewals will no longer be deferred after March 31, 2022. You can view the Executive Order here. See all Governor's Executive Orders here.
Types of credentials issued by Nebraska:
For information on exemptions from Licensure, please see Regulations: 172 NAC 94
Certification Types (title protected):
CMSW or CSW: Anyone may provide “social work" activities/services. Social work activities do not require certification (or licensure); however, you must be certified in Nebraska in order to represent yourself as a Social Worker in Nebraska.
Social work is the professional application of social work values, knowledge, principles, and methods in all areas of social work practice. CSW's cannot practice privately, independently, or autonomously and cannot provide mental health services.
*Adding a certification to your license allows you to use a different title - it does not offer a different scope of practice/activity.
Mental Health Practitioner
Certified Social Worker
The examination required is determined by the area of your degree and what type of credential(s) you apply for in Nebraska. See section 010 of the regulations.
For information relating to teh NBCC examinations (NCE and NCMHCE), click here.
How do I register to take an examination?
The testing registration process is a two-part process.
Expiration Dates and Continuing Education:
Nebraska does not review or approve CE offerings.
If your credential expires, use the following to reinstate:
DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Mental Health
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.