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Paying your fees

Find out what you need to pay and when.

It’s important that you keep up to date with paying your fees.

It’s your responsibility and if you don’t pay on time your registration could be removed meaning you would need to re-apply and pay the application fee. You may not be able to work and your employer may take action because you are not registered.

How much do I need to pay?

The fees are set at different levels depending on the role and the part of the Register. You can find more information on the Help with Register parts, fees and qualifications page.

When do I need to pay?

You pay a fee with your application and a fee each year for the period of your registration. This is usually five years except for social workers (three years) and social work students (up to seven years). At the end of the registration period you are invited to renew your registration. We will contact you before your fee is due to remind you.

How do I pay my fee?

There are various ways to pay your fee but some methods are much faster and more secure than others.

  • Online - the quickest and most secure way to pay your fee is through MySSSC
  • Tonepay - An automated payment system, available 24hrs a day 7 days a week for your convenience. If you have received an invoice from us, then please call 0345 60 36 979 and choose option 1, option 1 to use this service. You will require your 6 digit customer number that you will find top left on your invoice or reminder. You then enter the amount you wish to pay, followed by your card details. A reference number will be provided once your payment has been successful.
Click here for more information about paying fees and claiming tax relief.

Who should apply to register

Registration is compulsory for many social service roles so visit our ‘Help with Register parts, fees and qualifications tool' for more information.

Access the tool here

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Registration and MySSSC help centre

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