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Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker

Degree Required

A Bachelor's of Social Work (BSW) degree from a college or university accredited by, or in candidacy with, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) or Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work (CASSW).

Click Here For a Directory of Accredited Programs.
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ASWB Bachelors Level Exam

National Exam by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) (Bachelor's level) 

The ASWB Bachelor's Exam can be completed with authorization from the Oregon Board.  Authorization is given immediately following completion of all other application requirements. If an applicant has completed the Bachelor's exam in another jurisdiction, they should simply request that verification of a passing score be sent to this Board, from either the ASWB, or from the state Board which originally authorized the exam.

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How to Apply

The RBSW 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 Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker as defined 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. When registering at Field Print, input your zipcode for locations near you.
To schedule a fingerprinting appointment for Live Scan, please follow these simple instructions:  
2. Click on the "Schedule an Appointment" button.  
3. 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" .  
4. Enter the Fieldprint Code: FPORSocialWorkersDAS
5.Enter the contact and demographic information required by the FBI and schedule a fingerprint appointment at the location of your choosing.



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. Escript transcripts may also be sent through a secure transcript service to oregon.blsw@state.or.us.

Please note on your initial application if the name printed on your transcript is different from your current, legal name, and provide name change documentation. name.

OREGON STATUTES - ADMINISTRATIVE RULES EXAM Together with OrTogether with Oregon's Social Work Laws and Rules 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.


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    The following are the RBSW licensing fees:

    Application Fee $  50
    Initial RBSW Fee $  50
    Criminal Background Check Fee $  50

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    Where to Submit

    Submit the application materials and all fees to the Board Office:
    Board of Licensed Social Workers
    3218 Pringle Road
    Suite 240
    Salem, OR  97302-6310

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