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Detailed Information for: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
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Updated: 1/30/2014
Description: Licensed Clinical Social Workers counsel and aid individuals and families requiring primarily mental health related social service assistance. Similar key words, bachelor, certificate, baccalaureate, BSW, clinical, associate, license, social work, certificate, social work, social workers, social worker, BLSW, CSWA, LMSW, BSW, MSW
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 877-020
Ethics Code for Regulated Social Workers
Duration: Annual
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  Application: $150
Fingerprint Background Check: $50
LCSW Initial Active License: $130
License Renewal: $130 Late Fee: $200
Responsible Agency: Social Workers, Board of Licensed 
Examination Information: Exam Time: Five days a week.
Exam Locs: Pearson VUE test centers in Beaverton, Salem, and Medford
Exam Pass: A score of 70 or higher.
Exam Repeat: Must wait 90 days to repeat, applicants receive up to one year to take the exam.

Exams are offered through the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). The fee is $260 for the Clinical Exam and must be paid directly to ASWB. All applicants for LCSW must have completed the ASWB Clinical Exam prior to issuance of the Oregon LCSW.
Continuing Ed Requirements: Continuing Education - OAR Division 25
Prerequisites: 1. Hold a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a college or university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
2. Work under a Plan of Supervision covering two years full-time clinical practice working in a public or private agency, and supervised by an Oregon LCSW or equivalent. Plans begin upon Board approval. This is a Certificate of Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA).
3. Documentation of a minimum of 100 hours of LCSW supervision, 3500 hours of work experience, and 2000 direct client hours completed over a minimum of a 24 months.
4. Pass the Clinical Exam offered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), pass the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam (self-test on Statutes and Rules governing regulated social workers) in Oregon.
5. Pass a criminal background check
Application Form: Application Packet - Forms A-L
Renewals: Annual Renewal / $130 Renewal fee; grace period of 30 days after the renewal date during which licenses can still be renewed with payment of late fee. Late fee is $200 for LCSWs on active status and $50 for LCSWs on inactive status or semi-retired (reduced requirements) status.
LCSWs on active status must complete 40 units of continuing education of which 6 hours must be in ethics every two years to renew their license, Semi-Retired LCSWs must complete 20 hours of continuing education to renew their license. Inactive LCSW's are not practicing as an LCSW and are not required to complete continuing education. 
Service Links:  BLSW Main Page
 Directory of Licensed Social Workers
 Licensing FAQ
 LCSW Information
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: Official Transcript from a Graduate School documenting a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW), Application, and Completed Criminal Background Check, and verification of any professional license, certificate, or registration held in any jurisdiction.

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Social Workers, Board of Licensed
E-mail Address: oregon.blsw@state.or.us
Phone: 503-378-5735
Mail Address: Oregon State Board of Licensed Social Workers
3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 240
Salem, OR 97302 - 6310
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/BLSW/Pages/index.aspx

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