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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!
  • 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 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.
Board Meeting Documents & Information Attention Licensees
August 6, 2014 Special Teleconference Meeting

Please note: Submissions to be seen at the September 19, 2014 Board Meeting must be received, complete, and ready to be reviewed by September 8, 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
For your convenience, the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers' website is currently under renovation! This will not affect your ability to download forms, or your access to our Online Renewal and Licensee Lookup features; however certain pages and links may be moved around. If you have trouble navigating the new format, or can't find the answers to your questions, please contact us!

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