Transitioning Programs

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Transitioning from the Old Candidacy Framework

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The new Candidacy Mentorship Program is designed to provide graduates of accredited schools of social work with a strategic, supportive, and educational professional development experience rooted in principles of adult learning.

Social Work Candidates who started the process under the old framework have the option to transition to the new framework by completing this form.

All Social Worker Candidates who began candidacy before September 1st, 2018, may complete the candidacy program under the old program requirements.
Social Worker Candidates approved for candidacy between March 1st and August 31st of 2018 may upon application to the Executive Director/ Registrar change their requirements to meet the new Regulations.

a. Social Worker Candidates seeking approval for transition must submit a learning agreement for approval under the new framework.

b. If approved all practice and mentoring hours accumulated under the old framework will be counted towards the new requirements.

Social Worker Candidates approved for candidacy before March 1st, 2018 may upon a written application to the Executive Director/Registrar change their requirements to meet the new Regulations.

a. Social Worker Candidates seeking approval for transition must submit a report to the Executive Director/Registrar demonstrating how their previous Candidacy and Mentorship experience aligns with the new Regulations

b. If approved all practice and mentoring hours accumulated under the old framework will be counted towards completion under the new Regulations.

Where the Executive Director/Registrar denies approval for transition into the new program, the Social Worker Candidate may apply to the Board of Examiners within thirty days of date of notification of the denial for a review of the decision, by providing to the Board of Examiners a notice in writing indicating the grounds for the review.

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