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 Scenic Image 20090126-0177​)
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 social workers have the education and skills to do the job safely, effectively and efficiently. There are over 7,500 licensed social workers in Oregon.

The board has seven members, four who are social workers and three who represent the public. The board’s office in Salem has seven staff members. Board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. 

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​

Telephone: 503-378-5735
Fax: 888-252-1046
Contact: Lou Savage​, Interim ​Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Social Workers Board​

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority:​ ORS 675.510–675.600

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