Regulatory Requirements

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Candidates and mentors collaboratively write the learning objectives

Candidates must normally begin their candidacy mentorship process within 6 months of becoming registered as a social worker candidate.
Candidates must seek the approval of Executive Director/Registrar of their mentor selection.
Candidates and mentors collaboratively write the learning objectives. Learning objectives must be signed off by your mentor and approved by the Executive Director/Registrar before proceeding with the candidacy process, please see the writing learning agreement page. Once inputted your mentor and the Executive Director/Registrar will provide comments, questions, and/or approval.
Candidates are responsible for tracking their practice hours on a monthly basis. Candidates can count all paid hours that fall within the social worker scope of practice. In addition, 500 hours can be tracked from a volunteer role; if the position falls within the social worker scope of practice.
Candidates must normally complete the 2500 hours within a 5-year period.

Mentorship Training

Mentorship training is provided through the NSCSW and is available for all mentors starting in February of 2019. Mentorship training is provided through an online format and is eligible towards the 20 hours of required yearly professional development for social worker registration. A completion certificate will be provided to all RSW's who complete mentorship training.

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