Applicants With A Social Work Degree

Eligibility

You may apply for registration under this category if you have a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW), a Master of Social Work degree (MSW), or Ph.D in Social Work from:
– a Social Work education program accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education
– a Social Work education program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
– a Bachelor of Social Work from Booth University College

Application Process

To start the application process, please follow the step-by-step instructions below. Please note that you must complete the application in full in order for your application to be saved in our system. The final page of the Online Application Form is the non-refundable application fee payment of $100.00. You may pay online by Visa, MasterCard or Visa/Debit or select INVOICE ME to pay by cheque or cash at the College office.

The Online Application Form and all required documentation must be submitted to complete your application package and begin the evaluation process. Evaluation of completed applications may take up to 4 weeks. If additional information is required, you will be contacted by the College Office.

Notification of approved applications for registration will be sent by email to the applicant.  Payment of the registration fee is required within 30 days of the approval date.  Please CLICK HERE for fee information.  In addition to the fee, the Professional Liability Insurance Declaration Form must be signed and returned in order for the Certificate of Practice to be issued.  For more information please CLICK HERE.

Incomplete applications will expire 6 months from the date the Online Application Form was submitted.

Step 1

To begin your application click below to complete the Online Application Form and submit the application fee of $100.00.

Online Application Form

(IMPORTANT NOTE: the application form will time out after 60 min., please have the following information ready before you begin: reference name, title, organization and contact information (see below for Reference Requirements); five year history of social work employment with start and end dates (month/year).

Step 2

Submit the following documentation to the College Office. Please note documents may be submitted together or as they become available.

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Applicants Without A Social Work Degree

Eligibility

If you are currently functioning as a social worker in Manitoba, you may be eligible for the “Grandparenting” route of entry.

You must provide evidence from your employer(s) that you have functioned as a Social Worker safely, competently and ethically for at least 4400 hours in the previous 5 years.

Important information for individuals with less than 4400 hours.

If approved for registration, your Certificate of Practice will include a condition limiting your practice to your verified Social Work experience.  Click here for more information.

Application Process

To start the application process, please follow the step-by-step instructions below. Please note that you must complete the Online Application Form in full in order for your application to be saved in our system. The final page of the Online Application Form is the non-refundable application fee payment of $100.00. You may pay online by Visa, MasterCard or Visa/Debit or select INVOICE ME to pay by cheque or cash at the College office.

Part I, Part II and all required documentation must be submitted to complete your application package and begin the evaluation process. Evaluation of completed applications may take up to 8 weeks. If additional information is required, you will be contacted by the College Office.

Notification of approved applications for registrations will be sent by email to the applicant.  Payment of the registration fee is required within 30 days of the approval date.  Please CLICK HERE for fee information.  In addition to the fee, the Professional Liability Insurance Declaration Form must be signed and returned in order for the Certificate of Practice to be issued.  For more information please CLICK HERE.

Incomplete applications will expire 6 months from the date Part 1 of the application package was submitted.

Step 1

To begin your application, complete the Online Application Form – Part I and submit the application fee of $100.00.

Online Application Part 1

(IMPORTANT NOTE: the application form will time out after 60 min., please have the following information ready before you begin: reference name, title, organization and contact information (see below for Reference Requirements); five year history of social work employment with start and end dates (month/year).

Step 2

Complete the “Grandparented Application for Registration – Part II.” Submit by fax, email or regular mail to the College office.

Grandparented Application Part 2

Step 3

Submit the following documentation to the College Office. Please note documents may be submitted together or as they become available.

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Graduates From International Social Work Programs

Graduates who hold an international university degree in Social Work require an evaluation of their education credentials to ensure substantial equivalency to a Canadian social work degree. An evaluation of your international social work education credentials must be completed by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) prior to application to the Manitoba Institute of Registered Social Workers (Manitoba College of Social Workers). CLICK HERE for more information on the CASW credential assessment service.

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Students

Benefits of Registration

There are many benefits to registering with the Manitoba College of Social Workers as a Social Work Student member. As a student member you will be updated about the activities of the College via electronic newsletters and email bulletins. Students will also have an opportunity to meet and network with Social Workers, and volunteer on the College Board or Committees. New graduates who are first-time Social Work registrants with the College are also eligible to become registered Social Workers at a reduced rate for the first year following convocation.

Applying for Student Membership

In order to join as a Social Work Student, an applicant must:

  • be enrolled in a Social Work program accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education, or
  • be enrolled at Booth University College, and
  • complete the application form (found below), and
  • pay the annual Student membership fee of $20.00

Note: the registration year for Student members is October 1 – September 30.

Reminder: Student members cannot use the title “Social Worker” or “RSW” as a designation, but may refer to themselves as “Student members of the College”.

Student Application Form

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