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Registration renewal

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important part of our professional standards, which aim to improve public safety and confidence in social work. CPD is the reflection and learning activity that social workers do throughout their career to maintain and improve their practice. 

Registration renewal

The registration period is 1 December to 30 November.

We’ll let you know when it’s time to renew your registration every year. We’ll also remind you about the CPD requirement before the end of the registration period.

When you renew your registration, you’ll need to confirm that you continue to meet the CPD standard. This means that you have done and recorded your CPD in line with our rules and regulation.

Ensuring compliance

At the end of the registration period, we’ll check whether you’ve recorded CPD on your online account. If you have not recorded any CPD, you’ll have 21 days to record CPD on your online account.

If you have not recorded any CPD after 21 days, we’ll contact you to understand why. If appropriate, we may apply a condition on your registration to make sure that you’re able to meet the CPD standard. A condition could be that you need to give us CPD evidence by a set date.

As a last resort, we may choose to remove you from the register using the procedure explained in our rules. We’ll only consider this option if you have not sufficiently explained why you have not met the CPD standard or agreed to a condition relating to meeting the CPD standard.

Read our CPD guidance.

If you have any suggestions for how we can make the website work better for you, please do share your feedback so we can continue to learn.

If you have any question or need help, please call us on 0808 196 2274 or email [email protected].


Last updated: 21 February 2020