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Registration renewal for social workers

03 Sep 2018

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for social workers opens on Saturday 1 September 2018 and closes on Friday 30 November 2018.

The HCPC will write to all social workers at the beginning of September with information on how to renew.

To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on Friday 30 November 2018 to avoid being removed from the Register. The easiest and quickest way to renew is online via

A random sample of 2.5 per cent of the profession will also be selected to submit a continuing professional development (CPD) profile during this period. Those selected for audit will receive a separate letter after the renewal notices are sent out. More information, including sample profiles, activity types and video guidance, is available at

The fee is tax deductible, which means that registrants paying the standard 20 per cent tax rate can reclaim a 20 per cent refund from HMRC.

Sammuel Yemane, HCPC Registration Manager, commented:

“Our online system provides a quick and easy way to renew and we want to encourage registrants to use this resource. We would advise all social workers who wish to remain on the Register to renew as early as possible to ensure that they can continue to practice without disruption.”

Registrants can email with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process.

A range of resources and guidance about the renewal process is available on our website, visit for more information.

Page updated on: 20/11/2018