Social Worker Licence

Renew Your Social Work Licence

What you need to provide

  • Completed Application for Licence Renewal before December 1st.
  • Credit card authorization or cheque or money order made payable to Government of Northwest Territories.
  • RCMP Criminal Records and Vulnerable Records check no more than 6 months old. ( The RCMP require A Letter of Authorization to complete the check, the Registrar will provide this at renewal time)

Note: Registrar, Professional Licensing will email Application for License Renewal in October of each year. Licence and other correspondence will be sent to mailing address unless advised otherwise.

Failure to ensure all documents are forwarded to the Registrar’s Office as stated above will delay and possibly prevent licensing.


  • Application for License Renewal

All active registrants will receive renewal notification mid-October and the renewal application from the Office of the Registrar, Professional Licensing, Department of Health and Social Services.


Registered Social Worker Registration (RSW) Renewal $161
Licensed Social Worker Registration (LSW) Renewal $161
RSW & LSW Late Registration / Reinstatement (<60 days) $108 plus registration
RSW & LSW Late Registration / Reinstatement (>6 months) $322

Note: All licences expire December 31st following date of issue, renewable upon payment of annual fee.

Contact this Service

Phone: 1-867-767-9067

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Sending the Completed Form…

Registrar, Professional Licensing
Government of the Northwest Territories
Department of Health and Social Services
7th Floor, 5015 – 49 ST
Box 1320 Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Fax to: 1-867-873-0484
Email to:

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