Register through experience

S13 Registration

If you have extensive practical experience in social work but no social work qualification, you may be eligible for registration under S13 of the Social Workers Registration Act.

The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) considers each application for S13 registration on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants are required to establish that their practical experience in practising social work in New Zealand is enough to compensate for the lack of a qualification. SWRB staff are available to provide assistance and clarification in preparing an application.