Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Social Workers Registration Board (Fee) Notice July 2022

Pursuant to sections 108 and 109 of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003, the Social Workers Registration Board sets out the Fees and the Disciplinary Levy prescribed by the Social Workers Registration Board.


1. Title

This notice may be cited as the Social Workers Registration Board Fees and Notice July 2022.

2. Commencement

This notice comes into force on 1 July 2022. The fees payable in this notice will replace the fees payable for the in the Social Workers Registration Board (Fees and Disciplinary Levy) Notice June 2021 (New Zealand Gazette, 5 May 2021, Notice No. 2021-gs1747).

3. Fees

The Social Work Registration Board prescribes the fees payable to the Board specified in the Schedule to this notice.

4. Tax

The fees are in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST).


Fees Payable $
Registration application fee under section 6 and 7 360.00
Registration application fee under section 13 3570.00
Overseas Qualification Equivalence assessment fee 540.00
Competence assessment for applicants with overseas qualifications 345.00
Provisional to Full Registration fee 60.00
The Board may set fees for Practising Certificate fees for part of year (pro rata) e.g. for practising certificate  
1 October – 31 December 354.00
1 January – 31 March 236.00
1 April – 30 June 118.00
Volunteer Practising Certificate (may be pro rated) 370.00
Late application for practising certificate 140.00
Competence Review Fee 540.00
Competence Assessment Fee 3330.00
Certificate of Good Standing 70.00
Return to practice application fee 345.00

In effect from: 1 July 2022.

Further Enquiries: by email to

Dated at Wellington this 30th day of May 2022.

PAUL KIRBY, Registrar, Social Workers Registration Board.