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All students graduating in any given year will automatically move to ANNUAL (one payment) First Year Post Qualify membership in March of the following year (regardless of when they joined or when they paid the last student fee). To pay your fee in monthly instalments, the member must contact the Office Administrator before 1st March.

By making an application you agree to uphold the IASW Code of Ethics and Practice if accepted.


Social Work Registration

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 (

To apply to the register, please go to:

To check the register, go to:

To view the bye-laws relating to the Social Workers Registration Board, go to:

Contact CORU for further information;
CORU - Regulating Health and Social Care Professionals
W: T: 01 2933160