As a practicing RSW, you are responsible for continuous learning to keep up the knowledge and skills required to perform in your area(s) of practice. Regulatory organizations are required by law to monitor compliance and determine eligibility of professional development activities that you undertake. Generally a variety of activities relevant to an RSW’s field of work and position are accepted.

Requirements differ slightly across Canada according to jurisdiction, but generally they include a number of activities that are quantified in the form of hours, credits or otherwise.  For the requirements specific to your province or territory, please see your jurisdiction’s guide, policy or program on continuing competence. You can also view the PDF below (*please note that this table is subject to change, and for the most up to date information, please consult your regulatory body directly).  To help Social Workers meet these requirements, CASW offers many Continuing Education Opportunities