Alberta College of Social Workers

Annual Fee Schedule

Registration or Membership Status Annual Dues*
RSW Active Status (practice permit)
  • Receiving Income - This is the standard annual dues for an RSW on both the Provisional and General Registries
  • Volunteer only - If income is received throughout the year for practice in the scope of social work annual dues must be re-assessed
  • New Graduate - Reduced rate for the first year of registration only, must be a current ACSW Student member




RSW Inactive Status (no practice permit)
RSWs may take temporary leave of their regulatory requirements while not practicing social work at a discount (typically 1-5 years)

RSW Courtesy Registry (practice permit)
  • 3 months
  • 12 months
Actively registered as a social worker in Canada or USA practicing in Alberta for less than 360 hours per year renewing their term on the Courtesy Registry


Clinical Registry (RCSW)
Additional fee on top of RSW annual dues to maintain Clinical Registration


Membership Only (not regulated)
  • Student members - Students in an accredited social work program
  • Retired members - Used to be an RSW, no longer practicing in the scope of social work (over 55 years of age)
Late Renewal Fee
* Refunds are not prorated, and refunds will not be issued for annual dues.

If you are unable to make full payment, please contact the ACSW office for assistance.

Effective July 01, 2016