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NSCSW Member Consultation: Proposed New Professional Development Standards

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NSCSW Members are invited to provide feedback on new professional development standards proposed to take effect in 2022

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Every year, as the time gets closer to renewals, many NSCSW members find themselves with a number of questions related to professional development:

  • What should my learning goals be?
  • How many hours of professional development activities do I need for registration renewal?
  • Where can I obtain professional development opportunities relevant to my practice?

We are listening and hear you!

As a result, we are planning changes to the professional development standards to provide members increased clarity of expectations, as well as to identify required training and activities based on our current realities and research related to best practice. Concurrently, we are working on developing easily accessible online educational resources to assist members in completing these requirements, and in organizing their professional development to facilitate their successful annual registration.

The changes are also intended to promote the professional competency of registrants, in light of new recommendations by the Nova Scotia Regulated Health Professions Network and evolving research regarding best practices related to professional development. Furthermore, they are grounded in our professional Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, are aligned with CASWE-accredited social work curricula.

Constantly working to improve the way that social workers in Nova Scotia are able to complete their professional development also enables the College to fulfill its mandate to regulate the profession in an effort to protect the public. However, these improvements are not complete until our committee of members that have been revising these standards are able to hear from you, our members.

Please join us for a consultation on these proposed regulatory changes at one of several meetings scheduled in October.

If you are unable to join the online meetings, please write to with your thoughts on these proposals. Your voice and perspective is important to us!

Participation in this consultation can be included as part of a members’ informal professional development hours.

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