Temporary Authorized Membership applies to:

Applicants who are registered social workers in good standing with at least one other regulatory body and who wish to practice social work in New Brunswick for a special purpose and for a limited time (e.g. a client is moving to NB and the social worker needs to provide social work services in person or electronically to clients who are located in NB).

To apply as a Temporary Authorized Member, please submit the following documents to info@nbasw-attsnb.ca or by mail:




The Member Application Form must be accompanied by the $60.00 non-refundable application fee. This can be paid by cheque or cash.

Members wishing to pay using credit card or debit can do so online here. Applicants must fill in their name and the payment amount. The Association number and Registration number remain the same, specifically, Association number “7” and membership number “12345”.


Once the applicant receives their social work diploma, they must ensure that the University submits an official transcript directly to the NBASW.


Please refer to the Policy Regarding the References.

All applicants must provide two letters of reference. At least one letter of reference must be provided by a social worker.

Please ask the people providing these references to submit them directly to the NBASW by email, mail or fax.

Download the form here.


All applicants must provide a criminal record check from an appropriate law enforcement agency. The criminal record check must be an original document with an official seal and be no more than three months old at the time the application is considered by the committee of examiners. View our Policy on Criminal Record Checks for more information.

Some law enforcement agencies may require a letter from the NBASW in order to process the criminal record check. Please contact us to request a letter if necessary.


Applicants must provide copies of two pieces of identification that show their present and/or former legal names, date of birth and date of change of name. Examples of such documents are: birth or baptismal certificate, marriage certificate, legal change of name document, passport or immigration document, driver’s license, Medicare card. For privacy purposes, the NBASW does not accept copies of Social Insurance cards.


Applicants who are currently, or have been, members of a social work regulatory body and/or association in another province/territory or country must complete the top portion of this form and then forward it to the jurisdiction in which they were registered. Complete one form for each applicable jurisdiction.

Please ask the other jurisdiction to return the completed form directly to the NBASW office by email, mail or fax.

Download the form here.


The Registration Form is typically sent to applicants with the letter informing them that they have been approved for membership. However, if applicants wish to accelerate the process for completing their registration, they may choose to complete this form and return it, with the appropriate dues, to the NBASW. The NBASW will hold the form and payment until the applicant has been approved for membership. Otherwise, this form is to be completed and returned to the NBASW office with appropriate dues after receiving notification of membership approval.

Payment of membership dues can be accepted by cheque or cash. Members wishing to pay using credit card or debit can do so online here. Applicants must fill in their name and the payment amount. The Association number and Registration number remain the same.

Download Registration Form
Download Code Sheet

The membership dues for 2022-2023 are as follows:

The prorated membership dues ($32.50 per month)will be calculated from the first date of the month registered with the NBASW until the end of the registration year (March 31st).