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How to apply to register

We’ve paused registration applications from April to June 2024.

Applications for registration are temporarily closed and will restart from 3 June. 

We are making technical changes to the systems we use for registration, including the application process.  

The last date for applying to register before our system changes was 10 April 2024.  

We’ll be ready to accept new applications from 3 June 2024. 

The Care Inspectorate is aware of the changes we are making and that we are stopping applications for a short time.  

Find more information about the temporary pause and guidance here.

You’ll find more information about all the changes we’re making on our

Registration is changing page. 

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

Search the Register

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

Search the Register


Our MySSSC FAQs page answers some common questions about MySSSC accounts.

Visit the MySSSC FAQs page

Continuous professional learning (CPL)

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.

SSSC Codes of Practice

The Codes of Practice set out the standards of practice and behaviour expected of social service workers and their employers.

Registration and MySSSC help centre

Visit our registration and MySSSC help centre to find the answers to common questions, including qualifications for registration, MySSSC accounts and employer access.