2017 ORS 675.375¹
Certification
  • requirements

(1) To obtain certification as a clinical sex offender therapist, associate sex offender therapist or secondary associate sex offender therapist, an applicant must complete an application developed and prescribed by the Sex Offender Treatment Board and file a professional disclosure statement with the Health Licensing Office. The documents must be accompanied by the applicable fees established under ORS 676.576 (Fees).

(2) Subject to the provisions of ORS 676.612 (Disciplinary authority), the office may issue three types of certification to qualified applicants under this section:

(a) Clinical sex offender therapist;

(b) Associate sex offender therapist; and

(c) Secondary associate sex offender therapist.

(3) To qualify as a certified clinical sex offender therapist, the applicant must:

(a) Be in compliance with applicable provisions and rules adopted by the office;

(b) Have at least a master’s degree in the behavioral sciences;

(c) Have an active Oregon mental health professional license or equivalent license as determined by the office;

(d) Within not less than three years nor more than six years prior to application, have had a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct clinical contact with persons described in ORS 675.368 (Application of ORS 675.360 to 675.410), including:

(A) 1,000 hours of direct treatment services; and

(B) 500 hours of evaluations; and

(e) Have a minimum of 60 hours of formal training applicable to sexual abuse specific treatment and evaluation, achieved within the three years prior to application.

(4) To qualify as a certified associate sex offender therapist, the applicant must:

(a) Be in compliance with applicable provisions and rules adopted by the office;

(b) Have at least a bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences;

(c) Have had a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct clinical contact with persons described in ORS 675.368 (Application of ORS 675.360 to 675.410);

(d) Have a minimum of 30 hours of formal training applicable to sexual abuse specific treatment and evaluation, achieved within the three years prior to application; and

(e) Be under the direct supervision of a certified clinical sex offender therapist.

(5) To qualify as a certified secondary associate sex offender therapist, the applicant must:

(a) Be in compliance with applicable provisions and rules adopted by the office;

(b) Have at least a master’s degree in the behavioral sciences;

(c) Have an active Oregon mental health professional license or equivalent license as determined by the office or be a registered intern for a mental health professional licensed in Oregon;

(d) Have a minimum of 15 hours of formal training applicable to sexual abuse specific treatment and evaluation, achieved within the three years prior to application;

(e) Be under the direct supervision of a certified clinical sex offender therapist; and

(f) Provide sexual abuse specific treatment services to not more than nine clients in a calendar month, unless the applicant is accruing hours to qualify for application as a certified associate sex offender therapist. [2007 c.841 §4; 2009 c.701 §5; 2013 c.314 §56; 2013 c.568 §11; 2017 c.421 §5]

Note: See note under 675.360 (Legislative findings).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sex Offender Therapists; Regulated Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors675.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.