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Renewals and Status Change

The NEW BLSW Online Renewal System is ready for business!

Online Renewals are Here. Click this Link to log in and renew.

Online renewals are now the only way to renew. Please do not renew by sending documentation to the board office, or sending a check. You may pay by Visa, MasterCard, debit, or electronic check.

Continuing Education must be complete prior to the end of your renewal month. Renewal dates have not and will not change. Your renewal date is the end of your birth month. You are responsible for remembering when it is time for you to renew. Your expiration, or grace period month is the first of your next renewal cycle. Any continuing education taken during this month will need to be claimed for the next renewal. We will send out notices beginning on the 15th of the month prior to your renewal. However, we cannot control your receipt of these email, or the filtering of your email provider. If you do not receive a notice, it is not a reason not to renew. It is not a required communication, it is a courtesy. Once your license or certification is open to renewal, you will notice the license renewal tab open up on your dashboard.

If you are planning to change your status, you must do that on the status change tab BEFORE your begin the renewal. If you start the renewal, you will not be able to change your status until after you renew, and you will be charged the non refundable fee for the license you renew. Allow yourself time to report any required continuing education before you renew. Change of status should be done at least a month before you renew.

It is important to note, that your dashboard and license information reflects the EXPIRATION date not the renewal date. Your renewal date is ALWAYS the end of the month of your birthdate.


How to set up your Licensing Portal If You Have Not Already

Here are instructions on  How To Create Your Licensee Portal for your reference.

Please be aware that you will need to enter your email address to start the process. If the system does not recognize your email, you will need to use your alternate email which also received this notice. If the system does not recognize either of your emails, call Tracy or Wende at 503 378-5735 or email at Oregon.blsw@oregon.gov. We are expecting a high call volume, so please make sure you try both emails before calling.  You will have the opportunity to change to your preferred email.

Once you have created the portal, you will be able to renew your license,.  Simply follow the steps. When you have completed the renewal process and paid the renewal fees, the license will be available for you to download and print. We will not send a copy of your renewed license.  Please note, in some cases, the board staff will need to review your renewal before it is approved and available to print.

As a part of the new renewal system you will need to upload your continuing education certificates. You will not be able to complete your renewal without uploading the certificates, so please locate your certificates and have them available as you begin.


Processing of Renewals

The online renewal process and renewal dates have not changed. All renewals will need to be processed in order to pay the renewal fees. YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN INVOICE DUE UNTIL AFTER YOU PROCESS YOUR RENEWAL.  All licensees who are due for continuing education will need to enter and submit all activities prior to completing the renewal. Please see the continuing education page for further updates and changes with continuing education activities.

Status Change Requests

Under the new system, you are allowed to change your status at anytime. If it is your renewal time, you will need to complete the status change first, in order to pay the new status renewal fee. Remember that the continuing education requirement is for the past two year period, as you are claiming for the activities you participated in during that time. Your status change will only affect the fee amount for the change period. The CE requirement will be changed going forward. If you are reactivating, or changing to a more active status, your status change will be referred to board staff for review and you will be provided with conditions of the status change. You may be asked to submit continuing education, additional fees, and in rare cases a supervision plan. Renewal fees are not refundable, so when changing status to a  status with a lower fee, you will not be refunded for the higher amount. For example. If you renew as active, and decide to change your status to inactive the active fee  you paid is not refundable. Your next renewal will be at the inactive fee.
Your License will be on your portal available to print under the "Wallet and Wall Certificates"  Tab.

Returning to Active or Semi-Retired From Inactive

Request to return to practice by submitting a status change request through your portal.

 

LCSW Active to Semi-Retired -

Updated Sept. 22, 2020.


Semi-retired status requirements:
  • Have been licensed under a regulatory board for at least 20 years.
  • Have had no disciplinary action in past 10 years.
  • Can only practice 500 hours in a year.
Renewal instructions:

  • Submit continuing education requirements for Active LCSWs. If you have any rollover, you may use it at this time. After your status has been changed to Semi-Retired Status, your CE requirement will also change to the reduced requirements for the Semi-retired reporting period.
  • Process your status change request on the portal first.  Then renew the newly changed license. your fee will be for the destination status.
  • Your License will be on your portal available to print under the "Wallet and Wall Certificates"  Tab.

 

LCSW Active to Inactive -

Updated Sept. 22, 2020



Inactive status requirements:

Inactive status is available to all LCSWs. As long as you continue to renew, there is no time limit as to how long one may be inactive. 
An Inactive LCSW may not practice clinical social work, or use the title LCSW.

 
Renewal Instructions:

  • Submit continuing education requirements for Active LCSWs. If you have any rollover, you may use it at this time. Once your status has been changed to Inactive, your CE requirement will also change for the inactive reporting period.
  • Process your status change request on the portal first.  Then renew the newly changed license. your fee will be for the destination status.
  • Your License will be on your portal available to print under the "Wallet and Wall Certificates"  Tab.

LCSW Semi-Retired to Inactive

Updated Sept. 22, 2020


Inactive status requirements:
Inactive status is available to all LCSWs. As long as you continue to renew, there is no time limit as to how long one may be inactive. 
An Inactive LCSW may not practice clinical social work, or use the title LCSW.
Renewal Instructions:

  • Submit continuing education requirements for Semi-Retired LCSWs. Once your status has been changed to Inactive, your CE requirement will also change for the inactive reporting period.
  • Process your status change request on the portal first.  Then renew the newly changed license. your fee will be for the destination status.
  • Your License will be on your portal available to print under the "Wallet and Wall Certificates"  Tab.

LMSW Active to Inactive

Inactive status requirements:
Inactive status is available to all LMSWs. As long as you continue to renew every year there is no time limit as to how long one may be inactive. 

 
Renewal Instructions:

  • Submit continuing education requirements for Active LMSWs. Once your status is changed to Inactive, your CE requirements will change for the inactive period,
  • Process your status change request on the portal first.  Then renew the newly changed license. our fee will be for the destination status.
  • Your License will be on your portal available to print under the "Wallet and Wall Certificates"  Tab.

RBSW Active to Inactive

Inactive status requirements:
Inactive status is available to all RBSWs. As long as you continue to renew every year there is no time limit as to how long one may be inactive. 

 
Renewal Instructions:

  • Submit continuing education requirements for Active RBSWs. Once your status is changed to Inactive, your CE requirements will change for the inactive period.
  • Process your status change request on the portal first.  Then renew the newly changed license. your fee will be for the destination status.
  • Your License will be on your portal available to print under the "Wallet and Wall Certificates"  Tab.

 Renewal Fees

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