To use the protected title of social worker and to practice as a social worker in Ireland, you must first register with CORU, the body responsible for regulating health and social care professionals under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005.
CORU’s role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals.
Registration provides greater protection for the public. Members of the public can have confidence in knowing that a professional's standing and qualifications have been independently verified. Professionals benefit from protection of their professional title, and are supported through a Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics (www.coru.ie)
To apply to the register, please go to http://www.coru.ie/en/registration/apply_to_register
To check the register, go to https://system.coru.ie/index.php/SearchMember/Find
To view the bye-laws relating to the Social Workers Registration Board, go to http://www.coru.ie/en/about_us/social_workers_registration_board_bye_laws