2024 Renewal Information Sheet

The Manitoba College of Social Workers (MCSW) registration period for Practicing and Non-Practicing members is from April 1 – March 31.  Renewals are open February 1 – March 1.  Members who renew between March 2 and March 31 are subject to an administrative late fee of $75.  Registrations are cancelled if full fees are not received by March 31.

All members engaged in the practice of social work as paid staff, unpaid staff, under contract, volunteer or in any other capacity (full-time, part-time, casual) must renew in the Practicing category.

Social Workers renewing in the Practicing category must have Professional Liability Insurance.

Social Workers wishing to transfer from the Practicing category to the Non-Practicing category must complete the Category Change Request form found in their Member Portal before renewal or as part of the renewal process and receive approval prior to transferring to the Non-Practicing category.

Certificates of Practice for the period of April 1 to March 31  will be available electronically on the MCSW Member Portal.

Fees

Annual registration fees are $360 for Practicing Social Workers, $180 for Non-Practicing Members and $180 for Electronic Social Work Practice Members.

Payment plans for renewal are no longer offered.  Full payment is required for the 2024 renewal. Payment is made through the Member Portal using a Visa, MasterCard or Visa Debit as part of the renewal process. Please contact the College (memberservices@mcsw.ca) prior to January 12, 2024 for assessment of any exceptional circumstance.

Continuing Competence Program & Renewal

Member will find the Continuing Competence Program Renewal Checklist on the Recording and Reporting Requirements section of the CCP webpage.

Please review the Continuing Competence Program webpage for a review of member responsibilities, tools you can use to navigate the program, and links to Free Learning Activities.

Members who have not completed their CCP requirements by the renewal deadline of March 1 must complete their renewal application by the deadline date and will have until March 31 to meet their requirements. All renewal applications must be submitted by March 1 to avoid late fees.

Record and Registry Checks Renewal Requirement for 2024:

Frequently Asked Questions – RECORDS/REGISTRY CHECK REQUIREMENT

Attention Practicing Members with an initial registration date between April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019 (Certificates #4471-4742).  Your initial registration date can be found on your Member Portal and on your Certificate of Registration.

In accordance with the Social Work Profession Regulation 12(2)(b), practicing members are required to submit updated record/registry checks every 5 years.  Please note that the College is obligated to implement this government-legislated requirement and cannot authorize exemptions.

1) Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check from the police service in your jurisdiction of residence.  Third party checks (i.e., CERN/MY CRC/backcheck etc.) are not accepted as they do not include the vulnerable sector search.
2) Child Abuse Registry SELF Check and;
3) Adult Abuse Registry SELF Check

Records Check Renewal Policy

Document criteria include;
1) Documents must be dated within 12 months of submission date
2) The College is only permitted to accept SELF checks from the Abuse Registry office (agency or organization checks cannot be accepted)

Electronic copies will be accepted.  Upload your copies in your Member Portal at anytime.

Non Practicing members with certificate numbers of 0000-4742 will be required to submit their Record/Registry Checks when requesting a category change in order to be approved to transfer to the Practicing category.

All renewal applications must be submitted by March 1, 2024.  Members who have not submitted their Record/Registry Checks (if applicable) by the renewal deadline must complete and pay for their renewal application by March 1st  to avoid late fees. These renewed members will have until March 31, 2024 to upload their Record/Registry documents in the member portal. 

*Unsure if you need to submit? Log into your member portal to confirm if previously uploaded checks have been approved. If your are renewing into the Practicing category, the Record/Registry Checks section is blank and your initial registration is prior to March 31, 2019 (certificates 0000-4470) you must submit the required checks to renew your registration.

Steps to Renew – print here

  1. Log into Member Portal
  2. If applicable, upload copies of your Record/Registry Checks (required for certificates between 4471-4742)
  3. Update your CCP log and, Self-Assessment and Learning Plan
  4. Complete Renewal Form
  5. Complete payment online

Following approval, members can view/print their 2024 Certificate of Practice (for those in the practicing category) and their 2024 receipt via the Member Portal.  If your renewal is pending, instructions will be communicated to you.

Practicing (ESWP) – electronic social work practice only members are required to submit an In Good Standing Certificate Form to all Canadian social work regulators where they hold active registration.