Clinical Class of Registration

Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW)

A registrant in the Clinical class may use the title Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) and practice social work in British Columbia. In addition, an RCSW may assess, diagnose and treat mental disorders based on the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

An RCSW may engage in social work practice within an organization or in private practice.

An RCSW must complete the annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

To apply for registration in the Clinical class, an applicant must submit both an RSW and RCSW application (note: current registrants of the College only need to submit an RCSW application).


Application fee: $0
Annual fee: $255

Application and Instructions