The SWRB has recently undertaken a review of the fees we charge social workers, as part of our commitment to be transparent and accountable.
As a result, the fee for the Practising Certificate has been kept at $368. In fact, there has not been an increase in the practising fee since 2010, unlike rising charges in many other professions.
We’ve also kept the cost for an application to become a registered social worker the same as last year, at $345. We are restoring a disciplinary levy of $50 to fairly reflect costs. Find out more about the funding review following the fees set out below.
|Apply to register with a NZ qualification or an overseas qualification||$ 345|
|Practising Certificate application (initial and annual)||$ 368|
|New Graduate first Practising Certificate application||$ 268|
|Disciplinary levy (initial and annual)||$ 50|
|Assessment of overseas qualification (non-binding) (section 7)||$ 300|
|Initial assessment part 1 Experience Pathway (section 13)||$ 276|
|Assessment full Experience Pathway (section 13)||$ 1,400|
|Re-processing of lapsed registration application||$ 345|
|Competence assessment (overseas) application||$ 255.55|
|Competence assessment in person (face to face)||$ 3,102.70|
|Copies of certificates or entries||$ 46|
|Replacement Practising Certificate identification card||$ 20|
|Recognition and Re-recognition of a New Zealand social work education programme application||Up to $29,900|
|Mid-cycle review of a SWRB recognised New Zealand social work education programme||Up to $10,350|