Welcome to the Online Register
The Register provides information on all registered social workers and registered social service workers in Ontario. In this easy-to-use tool, you will find information regarding a registrant’s registration status, discipline history, if any, and their employer contact information.
Please note: Only professionals registered with the College are permitted to use the protected titles “social worker,” “social service worker,” “registered social worker,” and/or “registered social service worker.” Registration is also required for those representing or holding themselves out as a social worker or social service worker. Access our list of Unregulated Practitioners in Ontario.
Why does the College have an Online Register?
The Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 (the “Act”) requires that the College maintain a Register of registrants and that the Register be available to the public. The Register contains information required under the Act and the College’s bylaws. This is one of the ways that the College fulfills its mandate of public protection. To have the Register accessible online is consistent with the practices of other regulatory bodies in Ontario and across Canada, and with the College’s goal of being innovative and transparent.
What information is available on the Online Register?
The Online Register includes the following information about social workers and social service workers in Ontario:
- Registration number
- Previous name(s) (if known to the College)
- Name of business or employer
- Business address
- Business phone number
- Class of certificate of registration
- Current status of registration
- Practising status
- Terms, conditions and limitations
- Notations (e.g. suspension, cancellation or revocation of a registrant’s certificate of registration)
- Other information in accordance with the College’s bylaws.
The Online Register also includes information about professional corporations.
For further information, please refer to the Online Register FAQs and Glossary of Terms.