The requirements are found in ORS 675.533
- A Master's Degree in Social Work
- ASWB Master's Exam (required beginning January 1, 2013)
- Oregon Jurisprudence Exam
The LMSW Application includes:
Pages 1-7 are required for all licenses. Pages 8-12 are specifically applicable to CSWA applicants. You may leave this off your submission.
Each applicant seeking to become licensed must meet and/or complete the requirements for the Licensed Master Soical Worker as outlined in Division 15 of the Oregon Administrative Rules. The applicant must complete and submit the application. Please take note of the sections within the application that may or may not be applicable.
An applicant may have thier fingers printed with any agency that provides this service. Out of state fingerprinting is perfectly acceptable, however we can only accept Live Scan fingerprints done in Oregon.
In the event of a livescan, a fingerprint card and the corrosponding ID Form are not necessary. Please simply submit the "Request For Live Scan Transmission" form.
Please carefully read the instructions on the form for further information.
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 the application if the name printed on your transcript is different from your current legal name.
Together with Oregon's Rules and Statutes for reference, this is an open-book, self-administered quiz on the Rules and Statutes governing Oregon social workers.
Once completed, the exam should be 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.