Registrants

Transferring to a Different Class of Registration

Registrants in the Full and Clinical classes of registration can transfer into the Non-Practising class. The Non-Practising class is suitable for registrants taking a leave from social work practise (ie, maternity leave).


Non-Practising Registrants

While in the Non-Practising class, registrants:

  • cannot practise social work
  • can only represent themselves as a Non-Practising registrant

To transfer into the Non-Practising class, please complete and submit to the College, a Non-Practising Declaration . Completed forms are accepted by email attachment, fax, or mail.


Returning to Practise

Before returning to active social work practice, Non-Practising registrants must apply to return to practise by completing and submitting a Return To Practice Declaration, along with the applicable registration fee. Please contact the College for the pro-rated fee. Completed forms are accepted by fax or mail.

In order to return to practise, registrants are also required to submit a continuing professional development (CPD) plan. There are mentoring/supervision requirements which differ depending on the number of years a registrant has been in the non-practising class. A registrant, who has been in the non-practising class for less than one year, is not required to arrange for any mentoring/supervision when they return to the full or clinical classes. The requirements are outlined in Section 44.1(2) and 44.1(3) of the College Bylaws.

(2) A registrant who applies to change from non-practising registration to full or clinical registration and has been in the non-practising class must arrange for and receive mentoring or supervision as follows

(a) between one and two years registration in the non-practising class, not less than 6 hours mentoring or supervision within the first 3 months of return to practice;

(b) between two and three years registration in the non-practising class, not less than 12 hours mentoring or supervision within the first 4 months of return to practice;

(c) between three and four years registration in the non-practising class, not less than 18 hours mentoring or supervision within the first 5 months of return to practice;

(d) between four and five years registration in the non-practising class, not less than 24 hours mentoring or supervision within the first 6 months of return to practice; and

(3) A registrant who applies to change from non-practising registration to full or clinical registration and has been registered in the non-practising class for five or more years must complete the licensure examination as determined by the board under section 41(1)(d) of the bylaws.