Social Workers, State Board of Licensed

Present Duties

The Morrow Crane Building in Salem
The Morrow Crane Building in Salem houses the leased central offices of the State Board of Licensed Social Workers. (Oregon State Archives Photo) 
Social workers in Oregon are licensed mental health professionals who work in a variety of settings from schools and social service agencies to hospitals and hospice facilities. The board was created to ensure that individuals serving the public as social workers have the education and skills to do the job safely, effectively and efficiently. Currently, there are over 6,000 licensed social workers in Oregon.
The board has seven members, four who are social workers and three who represent the public. The board has its office in Salem and has six staff members. Board meetings are held monthly in Salem and are open to the public.

The board was created in 1979 to set policy and adopt rules for social workers. Currently, the board offers four license types: Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker (RBSW), Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW), Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
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Contact Information​

Mailing Address: 3218 Pringle Rd. SE, Suite 240, Salem 97302-6130
Telephone: 503-378-5735
Fax: 888-252-1046
Contact: Randy Harnisch, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Social Workers Board​
Records Officer Email: Randy Harnisch
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 675.510–675.600

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