Oregon Social Work License Information

Oregon Social Work License Requirements

View the Oregon Social Work License requirements for roles like Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker & Licensed Master's Social Worker.Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) (must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • Criminal background check
  • Compliance with Board ethics code
  • 2-year certification with 20-hour CE requirement

Licensed Master’s Social Worker

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) (must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • Criminal background check
  • Compliance with Board ethics code
  • 2-year certification with 20-hour CE requirement

Clinical Social Work Associate*
*Agency-based, clinical practice under supervision. At completion, the candidate is eligible for LCSW licensure.

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) (must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • 3,500 supervised work hours, 2,000 supervised direct client hours, 100 hours supervision (up to 50 can be group)
  • Criminal background check
  • Compliance with Board ethics code
  • 2-year certification with 20-hour CE requirement

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Must hold a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) (must be CSWE-accredited)
  • Must have completed ASWB Exam
  • 3,500 work hours, 2,000 direct client hours, 100 hours supervision (up to 50 can be group)
  • Criminal background check
  • Compliance with Board ethics code
  • Pass the Oregan Jurisprudence Exam

For up-to-date and more detailed information on Oregon Social Work License Requirements, view the state’s official website: Oregon Social Work Licensing Board