NISCC registration is an online process through the NISCC Online Portal. All social care workers, social work students and UK-qualified social workers must use this system to register, pay fees, update their registration details and record their training and learning. Guidance for Internationally Qualified Social Workers (IQSWs) is available below.
New Applicants (Social Work and Social Care)
For most new applicants, their employer will support them to create their NISCC Online Portal account and submit their NISCC application form. People who are new to social care will be expected to complete their NISCC application as part of induction to their new job role. Scroll down for advice on using NISCC Online.
Internationally Qualified Social Workers (IQSWs)
Internationally qualified social workers applying for the first time cannot use the NISCC Online application system and should continue to use the paper application form They will be able to use the NISCC Online Portal once their registration is approved. Guidance on NISCC registration, working and living in NI is available in the niscc.info/registration-standards/iqsws-guidance-for-internationally-qualified-social-workers-iqswsIQSW section.
The Registration Process
We manage each application according to the guidelines set out in the NISCC Registration Rules. This is to confirm your suitability to work safely in social care services. Click on the drop-down options below to find out more about the application process. Registration ‘How-To’ booklets and video guides for online registration are also available in the "How to Guides" section.
You can contact the NISCC Customer Service Team if you need advice about registering; if you are unable to use the online service because of your disability, or if you do not have access a computer.