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Join the register

Information about applying to join or rejoin the register and managing your registration.

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.

Graduates and students

For information about what you need to do as a student, what registration is and when to apply to join the register.

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.

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.

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