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Whether you are an employer, registered worker or someone looking to apply you can find out about your registration responsibilities here.

Who can register?

Find out about the different roles in social services that need to register with us and when you need to achieve registration. This includes social workers, social work students and social service workers.

What are the benefits of registration?

There are benefits to being registered. It means you are one of more than 100,000 registered professionals who work in the social service workforce in Scotland.

How to apply to register

In this section you will find all you need to know to get you started on your application for registration with us. This includes the information you need to have ready before you start your application.

Your responsibilities as a registered worker

Find out about your responsibilities as a registered worker including keeping your details up to date and the amount of training and learning you need to do each year.

Employer responsibilities

Employers and HEIs have a duty to make sure their staff and students are registered and to support them with their post registration training and learning. Employers and HEIs also endorse registration applications; find out more in this section.

Paying your fees

It’s important to pay your fees on time so you can continue to work. Find out what you need to pay and the different ways you can pay.

Help with Register parts, fees and qualifications

Find out if you need to register, what qualifications are needed and how much you need to pay in fees.

Registration/MySSSC FAQs

Need help accessing registration information or using MySSSC? We've developed a list of frequently asked questions to help you identify the information you may be looking for.


What does registration with the SSSC mean for you?

We keep a Register of social service workers, social workers and social work students in Scotland. Registration of social service workers has an important role in improving safeguards for people using services and increasing public confidence in the social service workforce.

Watch our video about registration for a quick guide to applying for and maintaining your registration.

If you require text transcripts of any of our videos, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

You can visit the Help with Register parts, fees and qualifications page to find out quickly and easily if you need to register.

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Search the Register

Check the registration status of a social worker or social care worker employed in Scotland