DO NOT use this application process if you are currently a CSWA in Oregon. Contact the Board office for process.
The LCSW Application includes:
- This is a general application. Pages 1-7 are required for all licenses. Pages 8-12 are specifically applicable to CSWA applicants, and may be left out of your submission. However, you may may be asked to complete pages 11-12, IF your state does not verify your hours on page 13 as part of your credentials.
Page 13 of the application. This form is intended to be completed by all states with which you have held licensure. This may be replaced by a verification form from the verifying state(s), if this is preffered.
The Board requires all applicants to participate in a nationwide fingerprint-based criminal records check. Applicants have the option of either having fingerprints inked and returned to our office with the ID form, or completing a live scan transmission.
To schedule a fingerprinting appointment for Live Scan, please follow these simple instructions:
2. Click on the "Schedule an Appointment" button.
3. Select the State Government for the state you are fingerprinting in.
4. Enter an email address under "New Users/Sign Up" and click the "Sign Up" button. Follow the instructions for creating a Password and Security Question and then click "Sign Up and Continue"
5. Enter the Fieldprint Code: FPORSocialWorkersDAS
6. Enter the contact and demographic information required by the FBI and schedule a fingerprint appointment at the location of your choosing.
If this process will not work for you, you may also complete the following form and submit a physical fingerprint card. Fingerprints may be taken at any local fingerprinting agency. Detailed instructions are on the form.
An official transcript is required as part of the application process and is to be mailed directly from your graduate school to the Board office at 3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 240 Salem, OR 97302. Please note on your initial application if the name printed on your transcript is different from your current, legal name.
The Oregon Jurisprudence Exam, together with Oregon's Rules and Statutes, is available on this page for download, or can be mailed upon request. This exam is an open book self-test. Once completed, the exam is mailed, faxed, or emailed back to the Board's office for scoring. As applicable, the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam may be required a second time if there are any changes to Oregon's Rules and Statutes prior to licensure. It is the policy of the Board that all applicants pass the Jurisprudence exam prior to issuance of a license or certificate.