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.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM successfully took place via video conference on May 11, 2013, with host site at the UBC School of Social Work and 5 remote sites. The College would like to thank hosts for facilitating the AGM at remote sites. Thank you to registrants and guests who attended the meeting.
Licensure Exam Consultation with Stakeholders
The College invites registrants to complete an online survey regarding the implementation of a licensure examination. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. Completing the survey will provide valuable information to the College as part of its stakeholder consultation. It is anticipated that the survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. To participate, please click the following link:
Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators
Many Social Workers from across Canada participated in the development of the Canadian Social Workers Competency Profile. The Profile was approved by the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators and adopted by the Board of the BC College of Social Workers. The Profile is available from the Resources tab.
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.
The College is pleased to announce that Ms. Chelsea Cooledge and Mr. Makhan Shergill have joined the staff of the College as Directors of Professional Practice.