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Registered Social Worker (RSW)
A registrant in the Full class may use the title Registered Social Worker (RSW) and practice social work in British Columbia.
Social work is defined in the Social Workers Act as “the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of individual, interpersonal and societal issues through the use of social work knowledge, skills, interventions and strategies, to assist individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations and communities to achieve optimum psychological and social functioning.”
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, social work includes the following:
An RSW may engage in social work practice within an organization or in private practice.
An RSW must complete the annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Application fee: $120
Annual fee: $255
New graduate fee (registration within the first year after graduation): $200