The person must be fit to practice social work in Oregon. In making this fitness determination, the board will consider whether the person is subject of an investigation or disciplinary action by a licensing board and the reasons for the action. The board uses the following additional standard and procedure to make a fitness determination:
To be fit to practice social work in Oregon, the person must have demonstrated and must currently have:
Good moral character. For purposes of this rule, lack of “good moral character” may be established by reference to acts or conduct which would cause a reasonable person to have substantial doubt about the individual’s honesty, fairness, or respect for the rights of others or for the laws of the state or nation. The conduct or acts in question should be rationally connected to the applicant’s fitness to practice clinical social work; and
A personal history of conduct that is consistent with the standards contained in division 30 of this chapter of rules.
In the event the person’s history includes conduct that may call into question the person’s fitness, the board will consider, if made available by the person, the amount of time elapsed since the conduct and the person’s relevant conduct since the questioned conduct, including remedial or compensatory actions taken by the person, if appropriate.
The person must complete the requirements of an approved plan of practice and supervision in accordance with the rules in this division of rules.
The person must pass both the examination administered by the board on the subjects listed in section (5)(a) of this rule with a score of not less than 90 per cent and a national examination for clinical social workers administered by an organization approved by the board on the subjects listed in section (5)(b) of this rule. The person may take the national exam any time after having completed 75 hours of supervision required in OAR 877-020-0010 (Plan of Practice and Supervision)(3)(b)(A).
The subjects tested on the exam are:
For the examination on the Oregon statutes and rules: