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.
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.
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.
There are various ways to pay your fee but some methods are much faster and more secure than others.
Scottish Social Services Council
11 Riverside Drive
Dundee DD1 4NY
Click here for more information about paying fees and claiming tax relief.
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
Check the registration status of a social worker or social care worker employed in ScotlandSearch the Register
Continuous professional learning (CPL) is the learning we do for work which helps us develop our knowledge, skills and professional behaviour so we can deliver our best practice.
The Codes set out the standards of practice and behaviour expected of social service workers and their employers.