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  • Board of Licensed Social Workers
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    The mission of the Board of Licensed Social Workers is to protect the citizens of Oregon through the licensing and regulation of Social Workers.
    Read more about our Board and it's members!
  • Board Member Vacancy Announcement!
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    The Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers is looking for an individual interested in serving on the Board as a public representative. If you are interested in the position, please click here for application information!
  • 2 Year Licensure for LCSWs!
    tulips 1.jpgThe Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers has transitioned into 2 Year Licensure for LCSWs, just like their RBSW and LMSW colleagues. CSWA certification remains a 1 year certificate.

  • Reporting Requirements for Oregon Social Workers
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    Click here to for information regarding Social Worker Conduct and Administrative Reporting Requirements!
  • What is licensure?
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    ​If you are new to Social Work, or just want a refresher course on the basics of licensure and functionality of a Licensing Board, this presentation is for you!
  • National Exam Requuirements as of January 1, 2013
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    Individuals applying for the
    LMSW and RBSW
    will be required to pass the appropriate National exam as of January 1, 2013.
  • Mandatory Licensure or Certification for Clinical Social Workers
    appleblossom 1.jpg​According to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS 675.523) an individual may not practice clinical social work unless the person is licensed or certified by the Board. Click Here to view the rule and and it's exceptions, or here for a more in depth explanation!
Board Meeting Documents & Information Attention Licensees
December 5, 2014  Monthly Board Meeting
December 5, 2014 Public Notice and Public Session Agenda 
 APPROVALS FROM December 5 -  Consent Agenda

Please note: Submissions to be seen at the January 13, 2014 Board Meeting must be received, complete, and ready to be reviewed by January 5, 2014.

2014 Board Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes
Past Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

 Licensee Information

Renewal Info
*If you are unsure of your license number, you may find it on our licensee look-up page.
*If you do not want to participate in Online Renewal, or if it is unavailable for your license type (RBSW/LMSW) please Click Here to access our downloadable renewal forms!
Applying For a License
LCSW - clinical licensure, masters level
CSWA - clinical certification, masters level
LMSW - non-clinical licensure, masters level
RBSW - non-clinical registration, bachelors level
Click Here for a general overview of the application process
The Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers has started the process to review and amend its administrative rules and would like to invite all licensees to review the proposed rules. Click on the link below to get a summary of the proposed changes and a copy of the draft rules.
The Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules on Saturday October 25 at 9:00 AM at their office located at 3218 Pringle Rd. S, Salem 97304. You can submit written comments to the Board at the same address or by email to randy.harnisch@state.or.us with “rule comments” in the subject line.  To be considered, comments must be received by 5:00 PM on November 14, 2014.

Consumer Information

Helpful Links & Documents
Feb. 2013 Board Newsletter
Consumer Protection

-Consumer Protection Complaint Packet                  

-Consumer Protection Information Page


Rule Changes
Rule Changes Effective 1/1/2013 (with tracked edits) Rule Changes Effective 1/1/2013 (without tracked edits)OAR Governing Regulated Social Workers in Effect 1/1/2013 ORS Governing Regulated Social Workers in Effect 1/1/2011 
Board Legislation: 2013 House Bill 2082