Alberta College of Social Workers

Portfolio Contents

A complete portfolio must include the following:

Self-Assessments:

A completed Self-Assessment for every year since your last portfolio (or in the case of newer RSWs since your initial registration). Two types of Self-Assessments are accepted: the ACSW form (4 pages) or a written narrative. Guidelines for writing narratives are on the website. Please choose the format that best meets your needs.

Learning Plans:

A completed Learning Plan for every year since your last portfolio (or in the case of newer RSWs since your initial registration). Three types of learning plans are accepted: the ACSW form, written narrative, or an employer-based learning plan. If you choose to send the narrative or employer based learning plan, goals and outcomes need to be included. Please choose the format that best meets your needs.

Professional Development Credits Forms (PDCF):

PDCFs for the current renewal period (and any outstanding from previous renewal periods) must be included in your portfolio.

Category A Supporting Documentation:

Documentation is required only for category A credits – please do not send B and C documents. Documentation needs to verify attendance and that the provider is accredited. If the provider has not issued appropriate documentation or is not accredited, you may submit a Category A Summary Form . The following will not be accepted as documentation:
  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • Notes
  • Syllabi
  • Presentation slides
  • Registration forms
  • Ticket stub
  • Expense claims
  • Conference agendas
  • Day planner pages
  • Meeting Minutes & Agendas