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:
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.
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. Live scan transmission forms should be taken to the live scan agency to ensure that background check results are routed correctly. Please read the instructions with the fingerprints documents carefully.
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 Form 1 if your transcript name is different from your current 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.