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Apply to register online

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.

Apply to register

During the online application process, you will be asked to:

Guidance


You can read more about the application process and what you need to do in our guidance documents. 

We recommend that you keep guidance documents open in another tab while you complete your application. 

How to apply


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

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.

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]

When you’re ready to apply, select the option that applies to you:


I qualified as a social worker in the UK​

Click 'I qualified as a social worker in the UK' to create an online account and start your application. 

I qualified as a social worker outside the UK

Click 'I qualified as a social worker outside the UK' to read more about qualification and English language requirements. After you have read this, you will be able to create an online account and start your application. 

If you can't apply to register online, you can view and download the paper application form

Last updated: 4 December 2019