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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!
  • Reporting Requirements for Oregon Social Workers
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    Click here to for information regarding Social Worker Conduct and Administrative Reporting Requirements!
  • Drought Watch
    Oregon is experiencing drought conditions in many areas of the state.  Governor Kate Brown has  declared a drought emergency in a majority of Oregon counties. Along with the Governor, we encourage all Oregonians, regardless of where they live, to do what they can to conserve water. To find out more about the conditions statewide, drought assistance, and what you can do to use water wisely, visit the Oregon Drought Watch website at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/policy/Pages/Drought.aspx

  • 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

Next Board Meeting Scheduled for December 11, 2015


The board will attempt to provide interim approvals in between meetings as time allows.   Feel free to submit applications, final hours, or plan changes you wish to be submitted. DATES FOR INTERIM APPROVALS ARE NOT SCHEDULED OR AVAILABLE UNTIL AFTER THEY ARE COMPLETE.


October 23-24, 2015   Public Notice and October 23, 2015 Agenda October 24, 2015 Board Planning Agenda.


Approvals From October 23, 2015.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
Please note: Submissions to be seen at the December 11, 2015 Board Meeting must be received, complete, and ready to be reviewed by November 23, 2015.
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
 **  An average application may take 6-8 weeks processing from start to finish depending on the contents of the application and the necessary application documents.
Please allow 2-3 weeks processing time after the approval is given.
It is not necessary to contact the board, as approvals from the board meeting are posted on the website. As soon as the license or certificate is processed, information will be available on the Licensee Lookup tab.
Proposed NEW and AMENDED rules for November 20, 2015 public hearing:
Please note: 
In an attempt to reduce Board costs & unnecessary waste, the Board & staff are moving toward electronic & digital correspondence whenever possible.  The Board will no longer be providing mailed copies, or renewal notices through the U.S. Postal Service, unless required by law or Board procedural guidelines.   Licensure information is posted on the Web, including your renewal date. Remember your renewal is always due by the end of your birth month.
Please be sure to provide the board with an updated email address.
Thank you for assisting us in our efforts to reduce waste & spending.

Consumer Information

Helpful Links & Documents
Feb. 2013 Board Newsletter
Consumer Protection

-Consumer Protection Complaint Packet                  

-Consumer Protection Information Page


Rule Changes
Check back for new rule changes in January, 2016.
Board Legislation: 2013 House Bill 2082