The Registration Regulation (O. Reg. 383/00) made under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 (the “Act”) prescribes three classes of certificate of registration for social work and three classes of certificate of registration for social service work. Social workers registered in good standing in another Canadian province or territory who wish to deliver social work services in Ontario, exclusively by electronic means, may apply for a general class of registration with the OCSWSSW and pay a reduced fee.

 

Registration Class Able to practise social work or social service work Use the protected titles “social worker,” “registered social worker,” “social service worker” or “registered social service worker” and their French equivalent Required to participate on an annual basis in the Continuing Competence Program Participate in College events (Annual Meeting and Education Day and the Educational Forums) Take part in the College Council election process

Vote in College Council election Eligible to run as a candidate for election to the College Council
Accountable to the College’s complaints and discipline processes
General certificate of registration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Registered social workers practising in Canada who practise, exclusively by electronic means, in Ontario Yes, HOWEVER, practice is restricted to electronic social work practice to clients in Ontario that is delivered from another Canadian jurisdiction Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Inactive certificate of registration No Yes IF immediately followed by “inactive” in English or “inactif” in French Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Retired certificate of registration No Yes IF immediately followed by “retired” in English or “retraité” in French No Yes Yes No Yes