Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers

Rule Rule 877-020-0057
Lapsed and Expired Licenses and Certificates


(1)

A license or certificate that is not renewed by the end of the 30th day following the renewal date is lapsed.

(2)

A lapsed license or certificate may be renewed by submitting:

(a)

The completed renewal application;

(b)

Payment of appropriate fees, including late fees, pursuant to OAR 877-001-0020 (Fees for Certification and Licensing);

(c)

Documentation of having completed all required continuing education requirements; and

(d)

A certification on a form provided by the board that the person while in lapsed status has not engaged in the practice of clinical social work nor used any title, words, or abbreviations, including the title of “social worker,” that indicates the person has an authorization to practice regulated social work.

(3)

A license or certificate that has lapsed and is not renewed pursuant to subsection of this rule by the end of one year following the renewal date plus any extended time period granted by the board pursuant to subsection (6) of this rule is expired.

(4)

A person whose license or certificate has expired may apply to the board to receive a new license or certificate.

(5)

To be eligible for a new license, an applicant whose license has expired:

(a)

Must meet the degree requirements in OAR 877-020-0009 (Requirements for Certificate of Clinical Social Work Associate)(2);

(b)

Must meet the fitness requirements in OAR 877-020-0008 (Licensing Requirements)(2) and is subject to the provisions of 877-022-0005 (Requirements Pertaining to Criminal Records Check) as an applicant for a license;

(c)

Must have passed the national examination described in OAR 877-020-0008 (Licensing Requirements)(4) and (5)(b);

(d)

May be subject to requirements of the board, determined on an individual basis, to work under a plan of practice and supervision designed to take into account the experience of the applicant, recent practice of the applicant, and other factors that pertain to the applicant;

(e)

May be subject to requirements of the board, determined on an individual basis, to complete continuing education in specified topics; and

(f)

Must pass the examination on Oregon statutes and rules described in OAR 877-020-0008 (Licensing Requirements)(4) and (5)(a).

(6)

The board may in the board’s sole discretion extend the time period that a license or certificate may be in lapsed status upon written request showing good cause based on exceptional circumstances.

(7)

For the purposes of subsection (6) of this rule: “good cause” means situations that are beyond the reasonable control of the licensee or certificate holder and “exceptional circumstances” means unforeseen circumstances that are of a very serious nature including, for example, the serious illness of the licensee or certificate holder. “Good cause” for purposes of subsection (6) of this rule does not include situations where the action, delay, or failure to act by the licensee or certificate holder arises from mistake, neglect, reliance on a statement of board staff, lack of knowledge or understanding of the board’s statutes or rules, noncompliance with the board’s statutes or rules, or any circumstance that is within the reasonable control of the licensee or certificate holder.

(8)

A person with a lapsed or expired license may not practice clinical social work nor use any title, words or abbreviations, including the title “social worker,” that indicate that the person has an authorization to practice regulated social work .
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Jun. 8, 2021