OAR 877-020-0009
Requirements for Certificate of Clinical Social Work Associate

To be eligible for a certificate of clinical social work associate, a person must:


Submit a complete and accurate application on a form provided by the board.


Hold a master’s degree in social work from a college or university accredited by or considered in candidacy status by a credentialing body recognized by the board. The Council on Social Work Education and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education are recognized by the Board. The Board accepts determinations of equivalency of foreign degrees by the Council on Social Work Education’s International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Service. Submission of proof of foreign degree equivalency and cost of the foreign degree equivalency determination are the responsibility of the applicant.


Meet the fitness requirements of OAR 877-020-0008 (Licensing Requirements)(2).


Submit to the board for approval and, following approval, satisfactorily work toward completing an approved plan of practice and supervision that:


Shows that the person will meet the requirements in OAR 877-020-0010 (Plan of Practice and Supervision)(3) while working in an agency that:


Provides the associate with sufficient support to progress toward licensure;


Screens patients who are served by the agency and by the associate; and


Is licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services; or
If not required to be licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services, is in compliance with the requirements to conduct business in Oregon.


Requires a minimum of 3,500 practice hours of which at least 2,000 hours must involve direct contact with a client of the agency.


Provides for all clinical social work practice by the associate to be supervised and that supervision of the associate meets the requirements of OAR 877-020-0012 (Requirements of Supervision).


Provides that the associate meet with the plan supervisor for a minimum of one hour not fewer than two times a month. This requirement of the supervision is not met through a training or administrative activity. The associate may meet alone with the supervisor (individual supervision) or may meet with the supervisor and as many as four other mental health professionals (group supervision).

Source: Rule 877-020-0009 — Requirements for Certificate of Clinical Social Work Associate, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=877-020-0009.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 877-020-0009’s source at or​.us