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Join the register

Apply to join the register

For people who have completed their social work qualification and would like to apply to register as a social worker.

Registration fees

For information about the registration period, how registration fees are calculated and ways to pay.

Updating your skills and knowledge

When making an application, you may need to show us how you’ve kept your skills, knowledge and experience up-to-date.

Periods of adaptation

A period of adaptation is a period of supervised practice and/or academic training designed to make up for any significant shortfalls in your application.

Information for students

For information about what you need to do as a student, such as when to apply for registration.

Visiting European professionals

For information about practising as a social worker in England on a temporary or occasional basis.

Registration appeals

For information about how to appeal a registration decision.