Re-registration on the membership roll as social worker (after more than 5 years)

Because of the current situation, all applications for admission and re-registration must be sent to us by Email. We ask you to scan the required documents «In PDF format».

This section is intended for persons who were previously members of the Order as a social worker but have been absent from the membership roll for more than 5 years. If you have been absent for less than 5 years, please refer to this section instead.

These applications are studied pursuant to the Regulation respecting refresher training periods for social workers (C-26, r. 296).

Imposition of refresher training is not automatic. A review of the file, conducted after the receipt of all required documents and payments, allows the Order to evaluate your professional experience over the past five years.

We suggest that you consult the Application of the Regulation respecting refresher training to obtain more detailed information on this subject.

Documents to attach

The following documents must be attached to your application for re-registration:

1. Application for re-registration /Form for re-registration as a social worker on the Membership roll of the Order

Application for admission | Form 2020 – 2021
Complete the Application for re-registration /Form for Re-registration on the Membership Roll of the Order (PDF, 458 Ko) using the Reference guide for your Application for OTSTCFQ Admission or Re-registration  (PDF, 1,10 Mo).

2. Documents relative to your work experience

Please be sure to attach:

  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  2. An attestation from your employer.

This attestation must stipulate the following information:

  • Your job title
  • A detailed description of your professional responsibilities and tasks
  • The classification of working hours (whether this is a full-time, part-time or contract position, specifying in the last case the number of hours per week)
  • The number of hours of practice over the last 5 years
  • The date of hiring and date on which you stopped working, if applicable

The employer must exclude extended periods not worked, such as maternity leave, sick leave or leave without pay, from the number of hours of work.

An attestation must be provided for each job held during these last five years.

3. Appendix C (if you have been declared guilty by a court of a criminal offence or by a disciplinary body of another order in Québec or elsewhere)

You are obliged to inform the Order of such a decision.

To do so:

Send us your documents by mail or by ​email  to the following address:

Secretary of the Order
Ordre des travailleurs sociaux
et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec

255 Crémazie Blvd. East, Suite 800
Montréal, Québec H2M 1L5

[email protected]

Applications of persons declared guilty of a criminal or a disciplinary offence are reviewed by the Admissions and Equivalences Committee, whose recommendations are transmitted to the Executive Committee of the Order.

This may take up to 12 weeks.

Fees payable

The fees payable will vary according to your situation at the time you apply . de réinscription.

These fees are not refundable.

Professional liability insurance

You are required to have professional liability insurance if you practice the profession (whether full time, part time or occasionally). See our page on professional liability insurance to find out more.

If you are in independent practice or not covered by professional liability insurance by your employer, you are obliged to purchase the Order’s professional liability insurance.  It is possible to request an exemption by completing Appendix B.

And then?

Send us your documents  by mail to the following address:

Service des admissions
Ordre des travailleurs sociaux
et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec

255 Crémazie Blvd. East, Suite 800
Montréal, Québec H2M 1L5

Applications received by email or fax will not be processed.

Processing time for an application for re-registration

If the Order does not impose refresher training, it will take about 3 to 4 weeks for your re-registration on the membership roll of the Order from the time the file is complete. If your application is incomplete, we shall send you an email explaining the status of your file.

If the Order does recommend refresher training, it will take about 2 months to process the file from when it is complete. In such cases, applications are submitted to the Executive Committee of the Order, which meets about 6 times per year.

Once your re-registration is completed, the Admissions Service will send you:

  • A letter confirming your re-registration on the Membership roll of the Order
  • Your membership card and income tax receipts (expect an additional wait for obtaining these documents)
  • Documentation on insurance available

If you wish to receive a new permit to display in public view, please request one from Ms. Sylvie Robert (whose contact information appears on the bottom of this page).

Period for preservation of incomplete applications

An incomplete file is destroyed one year from the date you were informed that your application was incomplete.

You will have to initiate a new re-admission procedure, including the payment fees for the opening of your file and, if applicable, the review of your file.

For any questions, please contact:

Admissions Service
Telephone: 514 731-3925, ext. 249
Toll-free: 1 888-731-9420, ext. 298
[email protected]