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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out if you need to register, what qualifications are needed and how much you need to pay in fees.
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.
You can visit the Help with Register parts, fees and qualifications page to find out quickly and easily if you need to register.
Check the registration status of a social worker or social care worker employed in Scotland