The SWRB recently undertook a review of our fees to make sure they were fair.
We work hard to keep costs down and the fee for a Practising Certificate has not increased since 2010, unlike rising charges in other professions. The Registration fee has also not increased.
We are restoring a disciplinary levy ($50) to reflect the costs of managing the complaints and disciplinary process.
It may be helpful to know we use the funds to cover, for example, the costs of:
- reviewing social workers’ registration applications
- maintaining and re-developing the competence framework
- providing regulatory and practice advice
- reviewing social work degree programmes
- managing a complaints and disciplinary process
- running the website
- developing policy including the Scope of Practice,
- undertaking consultation and submissions and
- holding Board meetings.
You can find out more about the disciplinary levy and the funding review, below.
|Apply to register with a NZ qualification||$ 345|
|Apply to register with 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|
The funding review