Oregon Social Work License

Oregon Social Work License

Earn Your Oregon Social Work License

Are you interested in getting your social work license in Oregon? By getting your social work license in Oregon, you’ll be joining approximately 8,470 other social workers in providing the residents of Oregon with quality mental health services. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide for obtaining your social work license in Oregon. While we work hard to keep our information up-to-date, it’s best to get in touch with the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers at (503) 378-5735 to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

8 Steps for Obtaining Your Oregon Social Work License:

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  1. 1

    Qualify for the Master’s Level Exam.

    Obtain a Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE approved or accredited college or university.

    If you plan on becoming a non-clinical social worker, complete steps 1-4.

    If you plan on becoming a clinical bsocial worker, after completing step 1, skip to step 5.

  2. 2

    Apply for the Master’s Level Exam.

    Complete the State Application.

    Make sure to review your completed application. Missing dates and signatures are the most common reasons applications are delayed. And don’t forget to include the check!

    Once you are cleared, register for the LMSW Exam with the ASWB.

  3. 3

    Prepare for the Master’s Level Exam.

    Pick an exam date and make your test appointment at Pearson VUE.

    Use our complete study system for the ASWB LMSW Exam. We cover the essential topics and supply the thinking strategies you’ll need to figure out the right answer. We provide an organized, step-by-step approach so you won’t waste your time trying to figure out what to study. Coaches who recently passed the exam are available to answer any questions while you prepare. Our materials are developed by social workers who passed the social work licensing exam with over 90% correct. We recommend studying 4-8 weeks with our program.

  4. 4

    Pass the Master’s Level Exam and obtain your LMSW.

    Congratulations! Now you can start earning your hours for the LCSW Exam.

  5. 5

    Qualify for the Clinical Exam.

    Become a Certified Social Work Associate by submitting the CSWA Application to the Board.

    Once you have obtained your CSWA, submit the Plan for Supervision BEFORE starting your clinical hours.

    Complete the equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the social work field for a total of 3500 work hours, which includes 2000 direct client hours.

    Obtain at least 100 hours of supervision from an LCSW during this time.

  6. 6

    Apply for the Clinical Exam.

    Once you have completed 75 hours of supervision, you are eligible to take the National Clinical Exam through the ASWB.

    Complete the State Application.

    Make sure to review your completed application. Missing dates and signatures are the most common reasons applications are delayed. And don’t forget to include the check!

    You'll have to pass the ASWB LCSW exam to get your Oregon Social Work License. So once you are cleared, register for the LCSW exam with the ASWB.

  7. 7

    Prepare for the Social Work Clinical License (LCSW) Exam and obtain your LCSW.

    Pick an exam date and make your test appointment at Pearson VUE.

    Use our complete study system for the ASWB LCSW Exam. We cover the essential topics and supply the thinking strategies you’ll need to figure out the right answer. We provide an organized, step-by-step approach so you won’t waste your time trying to figure out what to study. Coaches who recently passed the exam are available to answer any questions while you prepare. Our materials are developed by social workers who passed the social work licensing exam with over 90% correct. We recommend studying 4-8 weeks with our program.

  8. 8

    Pass the Clinical Level Exam and obtain your LCSW.

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment. We wish you all the best in your career as a licensed clinical social worker.

 

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