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Oregon Bulletin

May 1, 2011

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Chapter 584

  • Rule Caption: Amends Social Worker rules to reflect the Commission’s intention to limit the ability to substitute teach at any level. Corrects reference to psychologists in 584-070-0421.
  • Adm. Order No.: TSPC 4-2011
  • Filed with Sec. of State: 4-14-2011
  • Certified to be Effective: 4-14-11
  • Notice Publication Date: 9-1-2010
  • Rules Amended: 584-070-0411, 584-070-0421, 584-070-0431
  • Subject: 584-070-0411: Initial School Social Worker License – Amends the license holder’s capability to substitute at any level in any specialty. Wrong version of the rule was inadvertently filed. Correction implements language documented in the August 2010 commission meeting.
  •       584-070-0421: Continuing School Social Worker License – Amends the license holder’s capability to substitute at any level in any specialty. Wrong version of the rule was inadvertently filed. Corrections implement language documented in the August 2010 commission meeting and will delete substitute teaching ability. This action will delete substitute teaching ability and delete reference to school psychologist licenses.
  •       584-070-0431: Transitional School Social Worker License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants – Amends the license holder’s capability to substitute at any level in any specialty. Wrong version of the rule was inadvertently filed. Correction implements language documented in the August 2010 commission meeting and will delete substitute teaching ability.
  • Rules Coordinator: Lynn Beaton—(503) 373-0981
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  • 584-070-0411
  • Initial School Social Worker License
  • (1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted an Initial School Social Worker License for three years. The first license will be issued for three years plus time to the applicant’s birthday.
  • (2) The Initial School Social Worker License is valid for:
  • (a) School social work at all age or grade levels; and
  • (b) Substitute counseling at any level.
  • (3) To be eligible for an Initial School Social Worker License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following general preparation requirements:
  • (a) A master’s or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally accredited bachelor’s degree in any field;
  • (b) Completion of an initial graduate program in school social work as part of the master’s degree or separately at an institution approved for school social worker education by the commission;
  • (c) A passing score as currently specified by the commission on a test of professional knowledge for school social workers, or five years of experience practicing school social work on a license valid for the assignment full time in a public school or regionally accredited private school in a U.S. jurisdiction or foreign equivalent before holding any Oregon license;
  • (d) A passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics;
  • (e) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application (See also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement); and
  • (f) A license issued by the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers.
  • (4) The Initial School Social Worker License may be renewed repeatedly for three years upon completion of professional development requirements in accordance with OAR 584-090.
  • Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
  • Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
  • Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 4-14-11
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  • 584-070-0421
  • Continuing School Social Worker License
  • (1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Continuing School Social Worker License.
  • (2) The Continuing School Social Worker License is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.
  • (3) The Continuing School Social Worker License is valid for:
  • (a) School social work at all age or grade levels; and
  • (b) Substitute counseling at any level.
  • (4) To be eligible for a Continuing School Social Worker License, an applicant must:
  • (a) Meet and complete all of the requirements for the Initial School Social Worker License;
  • (b) Hold a master’s or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or hold the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally accredited bachelor’s degree;
  • (c) Hold an active license with the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers;
  • (d) Have five years of school social worker experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional TSPC or out-of-state educator license appropriate for the social worker assignment; and
  • (e) Demonstrate minimum competencies, knowledge and skills in accordance with OAR 584-017-0551 by completing one of the following:
  • (A) By completing an advanced commission-approved program in school social worker competencies consisting of at least six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or
  • (B) Validation of all advanced school social worker competencies through assessment by a commission-approved professional development program offered by an institution, an employer, or the two working together; or
  • (C) By showing evidence of being a Certified School Social Work Specialist awarded by the National Association of Social Workers; or
  • (D) By having a regionally accredited doctor’s degree in social work.
  • (5) The Continuing School Social Worker License may be renewed for five years upon completion of professional development requirements in accordance with OAR 584-090.
  • Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
  • Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430, 342.455 – 342.495 & 342.553
  • Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 4-14-11
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  • 584-070-0431
  • Transitional School Social Worker License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants
  • (1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Transitional School Social Worker License.
  • (2) The Transitional School Social Worker License is issued for eighteen months and is not renewable.
  • (3) The Transitional School Social Worker License is valid for:
  • (a) School social work at all age or grade levels; and
  • (b) Substitute counseling at any level.
  • (4) Transitional School Social Workers must qualify for either an Initial School Social Worker or Continuing School Social Worker at the expiration of license in eighteen months.
  • (5) To be eligible for a Transitional School Social Worker License, the applicant must:
  • (a) Have a master’s or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;
  • (b) Hold an unrestricted school social worker license or certificate in any state or comparable jurisdiction;
  • (c) Hold an active license with the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers; and
  • (d) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (See also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)
  • Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
  • Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 -342.430
  • Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 4-14-11

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