Private practitioners are
self-employed RSWs and are
licensed to practice independently
in one or more areas of specialization

Private practice

Private practitioners are social workers who are self-employed, and are solely responsible for the liability of their practice.

In Nova Scotia, private practice requires an additional level of registration. To become a licensed private practitioner, social workers must demonstrate to the Board of Examiners that they have advanced skills in one or more specialized areas of social work, and can apply those skills independently.

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