The Canadian Council of Professional Certification provides the opportunity for all competent workers in the field of community service work and related fields, to be certified and recognized as Professional Community Service Workers and supervisors.
The purpose of certification for the Community Service Worker is to recognize those who have acquired an acceptable level of training, skills and effectiveness as a service worker.
Our focus is:
1) To provide the avenue for qualified persons who have studied, worked, and developed skills in the community service work field to receive professional recognition.
2) To provide the public with confidence that community service workers have attained an acceptable level of competency.
3) To provide Certified Workers with encouragement and opportunity for continual education and professional development.
The applicant must have the equivalent of one year (2000 hours) full time work experience inclusive of course work placement. Applicants will provide direct supervised counselling services to persons receiving support from a Community Service Organization. Field placement, volunteer, part-time or replacement hours may be acceptable providing it was under direct supervision.
Experience is defined as supervised work, paid or voluntary, working directly with the client. A 'client' is a person who has come to a Community Service Agency seeking assistance. This may include both direct and indirect experience in CCSW's Core Functions.
Education must be related to the base of knowledge and skills associated with the Community Service Workers Core Competencies. All education must be documented and the student must have achieved a 65% to 70% average (where applicable). An applicant applying for certification must have a minimum of 800 documented hours of education. This education must cover all Core Competencies as outlined in the manual.
For application forms and manual see links below or contact CCPC for further details.
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Keeping Your Certification in Good Standing
To keep your certification in good standing you must renew annually at your anniversary date. Certificate holders will receive notification 30 days prior to this date from the CCPC.
|CCSW ACSW Supervisor Evaluation.pdf||37.51 KB|
|CCPC Consent to Release Form.pdf||87.58 KB|
|CCSW Manual with Forms.pdf||175.6 KB|
|CCSW ACSW Application Form.pdf||103.16 KB|