*Originals only, no photocopies or digital copies
If approved your name will be added to the Register of Social Workers and Social Worker Candidates within the week.
If your application is not approved you will be informed, in writing, of the Board’s reasons.
Pending review of your application by the Board, the Registrar may grant temporary registration for a period of up to 30 days. For more information about temporary status, please contact the office.
Application documents that are not in English must be translated before they are submitted to the College.
You must provide your original documents plus a precise word-for-word translation in English. This must be a certified translation, accompanied by a cover letter from an accredited translator including:
You are asked to list the academic qualifications you obtained from your social work program on the online application form.
If your social work program has been submitted to the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) for an evaluation, ensure that the CASW forwards the written evaluation directly to the College. An official transcript from your academic institution is not required.
If the Board of Examiners refuses your registration, you will be notified in writing by the College’s Executive Director/Registrar with reasons and the Registrar’s proposal.
Within 30 days of receipt of the Registrar’s proposal, you may request a review of the Board of Examiner’s registration refusal.
If a review is requested, it will be conducted by a Registration Appeals Committee.
It may take several months before the committee begins your review. The length of time it takes for the Committee to render a decision depends on the unique circumstances of each individual’s application, additional information submitted on the review, and the Registrar’s proposal.
The registration year begins January 1 and covers a twelve-month period, to be renewed annually. Fees for new members of the College who apply to NSCSW later in the year are prorated to reflect the date of approval to practice.
|January 1 – December 31||$445||$222|
|April 1 – December 31||$332||$167|
|July 1 – December 31||$222||$111|
|October 1 – December 31||$111||$57|
First-time registration fees for new social workers are further reduced for recent graduates who apply to NSCSW within a year of completing their accredited social work program.
All Active or Associate Registered Social Workers, Social Worker Candidates and Registered Social Workers (Provisional) pay a $100.00 application fee.
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