BC College of Social Workers
The BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW) is the regulatory body for the practice of social work in British Columbia. Our mandate is to protect the public interest by establishing and supporting high standards for qualified Registered Social Workers.
Notice of Annual Meeting
You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Location: UBC School of Social Work (Vancouver) with video broadcast to sites around the province
Items of Business:
Report of the Board for the year ending December 31, 2013
Audited Financial Statements
Hear Makhan Shergill MSW, RSW speak on:
Continuing Professional Development program requirements and the CPD planner
And Chelsea Cooledge MSW, RSW on:
Revising the Standards of Practice
This year, the College is using a technology that allows video audio connection without the need for dedicated video conference equipment. We are hoping to find individuals in other areas of the province to host this event. The system will work with a broad range of technologies including full video conference suites to web connected computers with camera and speakers. If you are interested in hosting the event, please contact the College to discuss the connection requirements. We encourage groups to join the discussion.
Please email us if you want more information.
This notice is posted in compliance with section 31 of the Bylaws
Missed the renewal deadline and need to reinstate?
Click here to access the reinstatement form
The deadline for renewals is now past. In accordance with the bylaws of the College, a registrant who became a non-registrant for failing to renew before the deadline may reinstate their registration by paying a reinstatement fee of 35% and submitting a completed form. Reinstatement cannot be done online. Please open the reinstatement form, complete, sign and return to the College by email, fax, or regular mail.
Criminal Records Review Act
The Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) requires that persons registered with professional regulatory colleges undergo a CRRA check not less than every five years. As a registrant of the BC College of Social Workers, the CRRA requires that you consent to the criminal records review check.
Letters from the College and consent forms have been mailed only to registrants due to undergo another CRRA check. In error, some letters have been mailed without enclosed consent forms. If you did not receive a consent form, please click here to view and print the form. We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you encounter any difficulty opening the link to the form, please email the College at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange to have this form emailed or mailed to you.
Original completed consent forms and a photocopy of two pieces of identification must be sent by mail and be received in the College office no later than October 1, 2013.
Important Information for Applicants without a social work degree
The Board of the College recently adopted a new policy that clarified the requirements for applicants without a social work degree. The Bylaws of the College provide for a person with a related degree to make application. This new policy provides information about the types of degrees that are considered “related” and other requirements.
For applicants without a social work degree effective January 1, 2013- click here for details.