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									Professional recognition in country of qualification:

Requirement: a statement from the Authority in your country of qualification that your qualification is recognised for employ ment as a professional Social
Worker.

Country of                                                               Recognition requirement
Qualification

Australia             Membership or entitlement to membership of the Australian Association of Social Wor kers. Please provide weblink to AASW site as
                      proof of course recognition. http://www.aasw.asn.au/
Botswana              Ministr y of Education – http://www.moe.gov.bw/ Letter of recognition from Ministr y required.
Bulgaria              Minister of Education and Science: Email: reg_prof@nacid.bg Letter of recognition from Ministr y required.
Canada                Qualifications must be awarded by courses recognised by the CASSW (Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work)
                      http://www.casw-acts.ca/ Please provide web link to CSWE site as proof of course recognition.
Cyprus                Registration Council for the Professional Social Wor kers: Email: zadamidou@suus.mlsi.gov.cy Letter of recognition from Council
                      required.
Czech Republic        Ministr y of Labour and Social Affairs: Email: posta@mpsv.cz Website: www.mpsv.cz Letter of recognition from Ministry required.
Denmark               Ministr y of Education: Email: cirius@ciriusmail.dk Letter of recognition from Ministry required.
France                Ministr y of Labour: Contact: Mrs. Raymonde Michel Raymonde.MICHEL@sante.gouv.fr
                      Diplome D’etat D’assistant de Service Social is recognised professional Social Wor k qualification. Letter of recognition from Ministry
                      required.
Germany               Sekretariat der Standigen Konferenz der Kultureminister der Lander in der Bundesrepublik, Deutschland: Email Elisabeth Sonn enschein
                      - e.sonnenschein@kmk.org. Letter of recognition from Ministry required.
Hong Kong             Contact the Social Wor kers Registration Board for Letter of Recognition: http://www.swrb.org.hk/Engasp/HK.asp
Hungar y              Minister for Labour and Social Affairs: Contact: http://www.szmm.gov.hu/main.php?folder ID=13318&langchanged=eng Ferencné
                      Cserjési, Senior Advisor Phone: (+36-1) 431-6527. Letter of recognition from Ministry required.
India                 MSW is recognised professional Social Work qualification. All courses must be recognised by the University Grants Commission –
                      http://www.ugc.ac.in Please provide web link to UGC site as proof of course recognition. If a member, please include Membership
                      Certificate from Indian Council for Social Welfare. http://icswkerala.org/schools.html
Italy                 Assistente sociale/specialista is recognised as the Social Work qualification. Email: issitaly@tin.it Letter of recognition from Servizio
                      Sociale Internazionale required.
Lithuania             Socialinis darbutotojas is recognised as the Social Wor k qualification. Diploma Supplement for new graduates is required. Contact
                   Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education www.skvc.lt for further information on recognition.
Luxembourg         Ministr y for National Education: E-mail: info@men.public.lu Website: www.men.public.lu Letter of recognition from Ministr y required.
Malta              Malta Social Wor k Profession Board: www.masw.info/ Letter of recognition from Profession Board required.
Mauritius          Tertiary Education Commission, Mauritius, under the aegis of the Ministry of Education & Human Resources. Contact:
                   http://tec.intnet.mu - Letter of recognition from Ministry required.
Netherlands        Nuffic – Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education: www.nuffic.nl. Letter of recognition from NUFFIC
                   required.
New Zealand        Contact the Social Wor kers Registration Board for Letter of Recognition: http://www.swrb.org.nz/
Nigeria            MSW required. Please contact the Federal Ministr y of Education: http://www.fme.gov.ng/pages/contacts.asp Letter of recognition from
                   Ministr y required. If a member, please also include the Certificate from the Nigerian Association of Social Workers: http://nasow.or g/
Northern Ireland   NISCC: Email:info@nisocialcarecouncil.org.uk Website: www.niscc.info/home-1.aspx
                   Please provide the original certificate of registration.
Philippines        MSW required. Contact the Professional Regulation Commission for Letter of Recognition: http://www.prc.gov.ph/
Poland             Ministr y of Social Policy: E-mail: Joanna.Lewandowska-Mizak@mps.gov.pl Letter of recognition from Ministr y required.
Portugal           Ministr y of Science, Technology and Higher Education - http://www.mctes.pt/?idl=2 Letter of recognition from Ministry required.

Romania            Ministr y of Labour, Family and Equal Opportunities: www.mmssf.ro    Letter of recognition from Ministr y required.
Russia             No regulatory body for Social Work. Contact the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federatio n for recognition:
                   http://www.mon.gov.ru/ Letter of recognition from Ministry required.
Singapore          Contact the Social Wor kers Registration Board for Letter of Recognition: http://www.swrb.org.hk/Engasp/Singapore.asp
Slovak Republic    Ministr y of Education of the Slovak Republic: E-mail: eva.frayova@minedu.sk; naric@minedu.s k
                   Socialna praca is recognised as the Social Wor k qualification. Letter of recognition from Ministr y required.
Slovenia           Ministr y of Labour, Family and Social Affairs: E-mail: sabina.trokic@gov.si Letter of recognition from Ministr y requir ed.
South Africa       Registration with South African Council of Social Service Professions. Cer tificate of registration from Council required.
                   http://www.sacssp.co.za/
Spain              Diplomado en Trabajo Social is the recognised professional Social Wor k qualification. Contact the Ministr y of Education and Science.
                   http://www.mepsyd.es/exterior/usa/en/programs/us_assistants/default.shtml Letter of recognition from Ministry required.
Sweden             Socionomexamen is the recognised professional Social Wor k qualification. Contact the Ministry of Education:
                   http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/2063 Letter of recognition from Ministr y required.
Switzerland        Educatrice specialisee from Ecole d'Etudes Sociales et Pedagogigues recognised professional Social Work qualification. Contact Centre
                   d'information sur les questions de reconnaissance: http://www.enic.ch/ for Letter of Recognition.
Taiwan                Contact the Social Wor kers Registration Board for Letter of Recognition: http://www.swrb.org.hk/Engasp/Taiwan.asp
Uganda                MSW required. Should be recognised by the NASWU: http://www.nasw u.socialwor kafrica2007.com/index.php and also submit a
                      Letter of Recognition from the Ministr y of Education & Spor ts in Uganda: http://www.education.go.ug/
UK                    General Social Care Council (social care wor kforce regulator in England): Email: irs@gscc.org.uk
                      www.gscc.org.uk/Home/
                      Scottish Social Services Council: registration@sssc.uk.com Website: www.sssc.uk.com/Homepage.htm
                      Care Council for Wales: Email: info@ccwales.org.uk Website: www.ccwales.org.uk/
                      Please provide the original certificates of registration and DipSW if applicable for all 3 Councils.
USA                   MSW and BSW must be awarded by courses recognised by the CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) www.csw e.org
                      Required to indicate eligibility for State Licence. Please provide web link to CSWE site as proof of course recognition.


For further information on Qualification Recognition, please visit the ENIC-NARIC Website: http://www.enic-naric.net/

								
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