30 Apr 2020

OCSWSSW Membership Renewals

The College continues to monitor the developments concerning COVID-19, recognizing the significant and ongoing impact that this pandemic has on members and other stakeholders. As the provincial regulator of over 22,600 social workers and social service workers in Ontario, the College continues to make all of its decisions (including those related to registration and renewal fees) through the lens of its ongoing public protection mandate.

The College would like to remind all members who have not yet renewed their membership for 2020 to complete their renewal and payment no later than May 5, 2020 to avoid the possibility of administrative suspension for non-payment of fees. Members who have questions or concerns about their renewal are advised to contact the College at renewals@ocswssw.org.

Members can renew their membership and pay their annual fee through the College’s online member services. Payment methods accepted include credit card (Visa or Mastercard only), cheque, money order or bank draft. Please note, Visa debit cards are not accepted and e-transfer payments are not available.

Please note: Members who were issued a certificate of registration in 2019 are expected to complete the 2020 annual renewal of registration.

If you do not intend to renew your membership for 2020 or wish to resign your membership, you must contact the College by email at renewals@ocswssw.org for further instructions.

Renew your membership online

We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer to complete the renewal.

To renew your membership online, follow these easy steps:

  • Login using your User ID (your OCSWSSW registration number) and your password.
  • Go to “My Profile” to confirm that your personal information is accurate and up to date.
  • Click on the “2020 renewal” tab to complete the annual renewal of registration form and payment.

For more information regarding your membership renewal, please refer to the Guide for Online Renewal.

Tax receipts and member cards available online

The College would like to remind members that tax receipts and member cards are available online following payment of the annual renewal fee.

To access your tax receipt and member card, please follow the steps below:

  • Login to your Online Member Services.
  • Click “Renewal Receipts” from the menu.
  • From the Membership Renewal History grid, click on the “Membership card and tax receipt” of the selected Membership Year to open a PDF file that you can print, save or send by email.

Note: Members who are planning to retire or are considering the retired class of certificate of registration can learn more here. Members who are planning to become a member of the inactive class can learn more here.

In these challenging times, we encourage members to direction any questions about renewals to renewals@ocswssw.org and to refer regularly to the College’s COVID-19 Updates webpage for all updates, including frequently asked questions.