ISWDRES Application Instructions

Step 1: Screening Form, Screening Form Fee, and Approval of the Screening Form

a. Complete the ISWDRES Screening Form online.

The screening form is used to determine if you have a social work degree. You MUST fill out the screening form. Only submit one screening form per applicant. Please do not fill out the screening form until you have completed your social work degree. The screening form will not be processed until you have paid the $28 screening form fee. Important: Any unpaid screening form you created will be deleted.

b. Pay the ISWDRES Screening Form Fee

The nonrefundable $28 screening form fee may be paid online by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express or by mailing a money order from a U.S. bank or postal money order. To pay by credit card online, you must sign up as a new individual and create a username and password, if you have not done so previously. Retrieve your password here if you forget your login password.

If you choose to pay by money order, please pay it to the order of ISWDRES/CSWE. Be sure your name is written on the money order and include a photocopy of the money order. Please note that we do not accept checks of any kind.

The screening form will not be processed until the $28 screening fee has been received. Please mail your money order with (with your name on it) and a photocopy of the money order to:

ISWDRES/CSWE
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA

c. Approval of the Screening Form

If the applicant is found to have a social work degree/major, the applicant will receive an e-mail stating that the screening form was approved along with directions to fill out the Recognition Application form and pay the Recognition Application Fee. You may not access the recognition application form until you have received an e-mail from this Service. Applicants may expect to receive screening results within 2 weeks of posting.

Step 2: Recognition Application, Recognition Application Fee, and Supporting Documents

 

a. Complete the ISWDRES Recognition Application Form online.

b. Pay the ISWDRES Recognition Application Form Fee.

The ISWDRES fee is based on the country where the degree was awarded; see the ISWDRES fee schedule for a list of countries. This Recognition Application Fee may be paid online by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express or by mailing a money order from a U.S. Bank or postal money order. To pay by credit card online, you must sign up as a new individual and create a username and password, if you have not done so previously. Retrieve your password here if you forget your login password.

If you choose to pay by money order, please pay it to the order of ISWDRES/CSWE. Be sure your name is written on the money order and include a photocopy of the money order. Please note that we do not accept checks of any kind. Recognition Application Forms will not be processed until the recognition application fee has been received. Please mail your money order with (with your name on it) and a photocopy of the money order to:

ISWDRES/CSWE
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA

c. Submission of Official Supporting Documents

After you submit the Recognition Application Form and pay the Recognition Application Form Fee, contact your social work program and/or institution and ask it to send the Official Supporting Documents listed below to ISWDRES.

All of the following materials should be mailed (via postal service and not electronically) directly from the social work program to:

ISWDRES/CSWE
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA

PLEASE NOTE: Official supporting documents will not be returned to applicants as they must be kept in hardcopy for future referral. The Service does not serve as a legal representative of an applicant’s institution.

1. Competencies or Expected Outcomes* from the social work program you attended at the time you were enrolled (sent directly from the Social Work program**).

*Competencies or Expected Outcomes are the skill and value set that a social work program expects its students to possess by graduation.

**Applicants need to contact their Social Work program director/staff or faculty and have the institution send its competencies or expected outcomes directly to the CSWE. Click here (PDF) for examples of U.S. Social Work Competencies (Expected outcomes).

Source: 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards 9 http://www.cswe.org/File.aspx?id=81660 (pages 7 – 9)

2. Transcript or mark list must be sent directly to CSWE by the social work program.

3. Proof of graduation – an official letter from your university stating that you attended the Social Work program, received a baccalaureate- or master’s-level degree and graduated in good standing, including the date.

4. Course descriptions of all Social Work courses that appear on applicant’s transcript, including field placements. The course descriptions must be official translations made from the social work program’s course catalog or official notarized copies from the original text if printed in English. Applicants need to clearly mark the classes they attended for easy reference by ISWDRES staff.

Please Note:

All documents must be officially translated into English in order to be considered for review. Photocopies of transcripts and diplomas MUST be affixed with a university/program seal or notary public to be considered for evaluation.

"Officially Translated" means that translation can be done at your social work program (it MUST be affixed with a university/program seal) or through an outside service (as long as it is notarized by a notary public and accompanied by the originals).