E: General Inquiries
If you obtained a degree in social work from a social work program accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, now known as the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (the “CASWE”) you will likely meet the academic requirements for the issuance of a general certificate of registration for social work.
To view a list of social work programs offered in Ontario, please go to Ontario social work & social service work programs. For a list of social work programs outside Ontario, visit the CASWE website.
If your social work degree is not accredited by CASWE, please go to Graduates of non-accredited Canadian and American Social Work Programs.
Before downloading the appropriate registration guide,application form and Supplemental Form, if applicable, please ensure you read Information for All Applicants.
Arrange for your university to forward directly to the College, an official transcript with the institution's seal and signature of the Registrar.
The document must contain your name as it appears on the application form and the name under which you were issued your degree in social work. If the name used on the application form is different from the name on the academic verification, please explain.
The College accepts only original documents. Fax, email attachments, your own transcripts or photocopies of your academic qualifications are not accepted and will delay the application process.
Fees: The registration fee and non-refundable application fee must be enclosed with each application.
Mail your completed application form, any other documents you submit yourself, and the full fees to the College. A photocopy of the application or sending the application by fax or email will not be accepted. Ensure that all other required documents are forwarded to the College.
If you have questions about the application process, you may contact the College at 416-972-9882 or toll free 1-877-828-9380 or email Registration.
The review process will only begin after the College has received all your documents and fees. The College will contact you if more information is required. Once the College has all your documents, it typically takes four to six weeks to process your application. The process may take longer if the College requires more information.
If you are graduating with a social work degree from a social work program accredited by the CASWE and require membership in the College prior to obtaining your degree but after you have completed all the academic and practicum requirements, the Registrar may issue a general certificate of registration for social work provided all other registration requirements are met, and you agree to a term, condition and limitation on the certificate of registration.
If you are a graduating student and would like to apply for a certificate of registration prior to your convocation:
Download a Registration Guide* Application Form and Supplemental Form, if applicable for a general certificate of registration in social work.
*Before completing the application form, please read the registration guide for further requirements.
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