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Apply to join the register

This page is for people who have completed their social work qualification and would like to apply to join the Social Work England register. This includes people who have qualified as social workers outside the UK. All social workers who want to work in England must be registered.

How to apply

To apply for registration, you need to create an online account.

You can read about the application process and what information you need to provide in our guidance for applicants.

The online application process should take around 30 to 45 minutes to complete. If you need to take a break, you can save your application and return later via your online account.

If you qualified as a social worker outside the UK

Before you start your application, you may want to read more about the process and what you need to do, including how to evidence qualification and English language requirements.

Read more about applying for registration if you qualified outside the UK.

Additional support

We have tried to make the registration process as straightforward as possible, but if you need help please call 0808 196 2274 or email [email protected].


Last updated: 27 May 2020