Electronic Copies of Outcome Letter & Certificate of Accreditation
With effect from 1 February 2019, electronic outcome letter and certificate of accreditation has replaced the current hardcopies.
Accredited professionals will receive outcome of new, conversion and renewal applications by email to view letters and certificates from their accounts.
Supervised Practice Hours: Increase in Minimum Number of Years of Experience of Supervisor
One of the criteria set by the Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board for accreditation or conversion to a Registered Social Worker (RSW) is that a social worker must have at least 1,000 hours of supervised practice. The hours may consist of field placement hours at the rate of one placement for 400 hours and/or supervised practice hours obtained during employment from a supervisor within the organisation or externally who has a recognised degree or graduate diploma in social work and at least 4 years of social work experience.

Please do not hesitate to contact Ms Sharon Song at accreditation@sasw.org.sg or at Tel. 67787922 if you require any clarification or further information.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements
The current CPE requirements are as follows:
  • The total number of CPE credits required for renewal is 60 credits for two years;
  • The minimum number of credits that must be obtained from the Structured is 30; and

Click here for the current CPE Credits Matrix.

Number of Accredited Professionals

More than 2000 social workers and social service practitioners have applied for accreditation. As at 31 December 2022, there were 377 Registered Social Workers-Provisional (RSW-P) and 2087 Registered Social Workers (RSW).

To date, 91 Registered Social Service Practitioners (RSSP) remain on the register. (Note: Accreditation of RSSP ceased in June 2012).