Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Division 70 - TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSONNEL LICENSES
584-070-0431 - Transitional School Social Worker License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSONNEL LICENSES
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 who has never been licensed in Oregon as a social worker or school social worker may be granted a Transitional School Social Worker License.
(2)(a) The Transitional School Social Worker License is issued for eighteen months and is not renewable. At that time, the educator must qualify for an Initial or a Continuing School Social Worker License. Under significant extenuating circumstances, additional time may be allowed, as described below in subsection (6) of this rule.
(b) The educator must qualify for a Continuing School Social Worker License upon expiration of six (6) years following the date the Transitional School Social Worker License was first issued.
(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) 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; and
(c) 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.)
(5) Persons holding a Transitional School Social Worker License may:
(a) Substitute as a School Counselor for a period not to exceed three consecutive months without obtaining the School Counselor License;
(b) Not substitute as a School Psychologist; and
(c) Not accept any full or part-time position as a School Counselor or as a School Psychologist and may not go by the title of School Counselor or School Psychologist.
(d) Violations of the provisions of this subsection may result in referral to the Commission for violation of professional practices.
(6) If significant extenuating circumstances prevent the educator from completing these requirements prior to expiration of the Transitional School Social Worker License, an Emergency School Social Worker License may be issued, at the sole discretion of the Executive Director. Evidence of the extenuating circumstances must be presented to the Executive Director, who then determines if and for how long an emergency license should be issued as needed to protect the district’s programs or students.
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
TSPC 9-2014, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-14
TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12
TSPC 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-11
TSPC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 4-14-11
TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11