SACSSP Registration Requirements: How to Register

SACSSP Registration Requirements: How to Register. The South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) is the regulatory body responsible for setting and maintaining professional standards for social workers and other social service professions in South Africa. Registration with the SACSSP is mandatory for all practicing social workers and social service practitioners in the country. This article outlines the requirements and steps to register with the SACSSP.

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Requirements for Registration

To register with the SACSSP, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Qualifications: Applicants must hold a recognized social work or social service profession qualification, such as a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Master of Social Work (MSW), or an equivalent qualification in a related social service field.
  2. Application Form: Complete the SACSSP registration application form, which can be downloaded from the official SACSSP website (https://www.sacssp.co.za).
  3. Certified Copies of Documents: Applicants are required to submit certified copies of their academic qualifications, identity document or passport, and proof of registration with an approved professional body (if applicable).
  4. Registration Fee: Pay the non-refundable registration fee as specified on the SACSSP website. The fee structure may differ for various categories of social service professions.
  5. Police Clearance Certificate: Applicants must provide a valid police clearance certificate not older than six months to ensure they do not have a criminal record that may disqualify them from practicing in the social service field.
  6. Proof of Continuous Professional Development (CPD): Registered social workers and social service practitioners are required to complete a specific number of CPD activities per year to maintain their registration with the SACSSP. New applicants must commit to participating in CPD activities as part of their registration.
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Steps to Register with the SACSSP:

  1. Download the application form: Visit the official SACSSP website (https://www.sacssp.co.za) to download the registration application form.
  2. Complete the application form: Fill in all required information, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  3. Gather necessary documents: Collect certified copies of your academic qualifications, identity document or passport, and proof of registration with an approved professional body (if applicable).
  4. Obtain a police clearance certificate: Apply for a police clearance certificate through the South African Police Service or an accredited service provider.
  5. Pay the registration fee: Deposit the non-refundable registration fee into the SACSSP’s designated bank account, following the instructions on their website.
  6. Submit your application: Mail the completed application form, required documents, and proof of payment to the SACSSP’s postal address.
  7. Wait for approval: The SACSSP will review your application and may request additional information if needed. If your application is approved, you will receive a registration certificate and be added to the SACSSP register of social workers and social service practitioners.
  8. Participate in Continuous Professional Development (CPD): Maintain your registration by completing the required CPD activities each year.

Registration with the SACSSP is crucial for social workers and social service practitioners in South Africa. By following the outlined requirements and steps, you can successfully register with the SACSSP and contribute to the professional standards of social service practice in the country.

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Registration Fees

The registration fee information for the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) for 2023. To summarize, here are the fees:

  1. New Student Social Workers: R228.00
  2. Registered Social Workers & CYC Workers 2022/23: R466.00
  3. Registrar Fine: R456.00
  4. New Registrations (Social Workers & CYC Workers): R711.00 (R245.00 for registration, R466.00 for annual fee)
  5. Restoration (Working Professionals): R699.00 (R233.00 for restoration fee, R466.00 for annual fee)
  6. Fee for Certificate of Good Standing: R630.00
  7. Fee for Duplicate Registration Certificate: R257.00
  8. Administrative Fee for Outstanding Information:
    • Social Work & CYC: R200.00
    • Auxiliary: R200.00
    • Students: R150.00
    • Auxiliary Students: R200.00

Payment References:

  • Already registered professionals: Use your unique registration number starting with SW=10…, SAW=50…, CYCW Prof Level=70…, or CYCW Aux. Level=90…
  • New applicants: Use your I.D. Number

Contact SACSSP

  • Tel: 012 356 8300
  • Address: 37 Annie Botha Ave, Gezina, Pretoria, 0001
  • Website: www.sacssp.co.za
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