Licensure Hour Tracking Tool

LCSW Candidate Tracker Tool

LCSW Candidate Tracker

Tracking your hours has never been so easy.

We have heard from many social workers that they would benefit from a tool to track their work experience and supervision hours. We are so excited to share our first (of hopefully several) tools that we think will make this process much easier and streamlined for you and your supervisor(s)!

Key Functionality:

  • Google Sheets based for universal and easy use.
  • Customizable for individual supervision needs.
  • Totals hours of progress automatically so you always know where you stand.
  • Built to limit the amount of writing and to save time.

Who is this Tool for?

We see the most direct benefit being to LCSW Candidates who need to track their hours and greatly benefit if/when an audit from the licensing board occurs. This tool will also help supervisors, especially if they have multiple candidates. By having everyone use the same tool it will make it easier to track progress leading up to a final attestation of hours. Finally, we believe this tool (if adopted by many) will have a positive impact on our licensing board staff as it creates a more uniform way for staff to view audited hours which will lead to quicker turnarounds.

Frequently Asked Questions


How much does the tool cost?

  • For single individual use there is a one-time cost of $9.99 for NASW Members and $29.99 for non-members via our Square store.
  • Limited-Time Launch MEMBER SPECIAL: NASW Members can purchase one LCSW Candidate Hour Tracker for personal use at no-cost through August 31st, 2024! To receive your one-time member coupon code email your NASW Member ID# to nstahley@socialworkers.org.
  • For supervisors looking to provide the tool for multiple candidates, group orders can be made by emailing nstahley.naswmt@socialworkers.org. Group orders of over 5 receive a 10% discount.

Who has access to what I put into the tool?

  • When you purchase the tool you are provided a link to download a Google Sheets Template. This template is added to your Google Drive account and is only accessible to you and those you share access to the Google Sheet and/or any Google Drive folder you keep it in. If you lose your spreadsheet, NASW Montana Chapter cannot help you with data/entries you may have had.

Will this get me through a licensing board audit?

  • As part of the development of this tool, NASW-MT met with Montana Board of Behavioral Health staff to collect feedback and guidance. It is in alignment with Montana rules and statutes related to tracking and logging hours. While we have worked hard to create a tool we believe will lead to your success, NASW-MT cannot and does not guarantee that this tool will ensure one successfully passes a request for records audit from the Board of Behavioral Health.

Is there tech support for this product?

  • While NASW-MT is committed to a positive user experience, we do not provide any technical support services as it relates to the function or use of this tool.

When do you anticipate launching tools for other license types?

  • We plan to pilot the LCSW Candidate Tracker throughout the summer of 2024. If successful, we will look at launching tools for LBSW, LMSW, LCPC, LAC, and LMFT in the fall or winter of this year.