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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.

Introduction to the CPD Planner

Do you want to see the CPD planning tool in action? Click here for an MP4 video. It may take a few minutes for the file to load and will require a computer that can play an MP4 file.

AGM Presentation

The presentation made by Makhan Shergill and Chelsea Cooledge is available here

Deadline to reinstate is April 30.

Click here to access the reinstatement form

The deadline for reinstatement is quickly approaching. 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. A former registrant can only reinstate until April 30. After that date a new application is required and applicants must meet the requirements in place at the time of application.

 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 info@bccsw.ca 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.