10 Nov 2020

Membership Renewals Now Open!

Members can now renew their membership and pay their annual fee through the College’s online member services. The deadline to complete your membership renewal is December 31, 2020.

Renew Your Membership Online

To renew your membership online, follow these easy steps:

  • Login using your User ID (your OCSWSSW registration number) and your password.
  • Click on the “2021 Renewals” tab on the top left-hand side of your screen and select “2021 renewal” to complete the annual renewal of registration form and payment.

Note: In order to use the College’s online member services, please ensure your email address is updated with the College. If your email address needs to be updated, contact renewals@ocswssw.org

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

2021 Annual Fees

Taking into consideration the impact of COVID-19, operating costs and resource needs and other factors, the Council approved in May the recommendations of the Finance Committee that there be no increase to the general registration and membership fees in 2021. The 2021 annual fees are as follows:

Annual fee for a general class certificate of registration   $360

Registration fee for new members in the general class     $360 + $100 application fee

of certificate of registration

New graduate registration fee*                                              $260 + $100 application fee

Inactive class of certificate of registration                           $180

Retired class of certificate of registration                            $50

*New graduates are eligible for a $100 membership fee exemption for the first two years of membership if they apply for registration no later than December 31 of the year they obtain their degree or diploma.

Remember: Only professionals registered with the College are allowed to use the titles “social worker,” “registered social worker,” “social service worker” or “registered social service worker.”

Inactive Members

If you wish to apply for the inactive class of certificate of registration, please visit this link. Members who hold an inactive certificate of registration and who wish to start practising are required to complete the application to return to the general certificate of registration form.

Retired Members

If you are no longer practising social work or social service work and do not intend to return to practice in Ontario or any other jurisdiction, you have the option to apply for a retired class of certificate of registration. Please visit the College website for more information.

Tax Receipts and Member Cards Available Online

The College would like to remind members that tax receipts and member cards will be available online following payment of the annual renewal fee. To access your tax receipt and member card, please follow the steps below:

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

Questions about the member renewals can be directed to renewals@ocswssw.org.