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Registration renewals

You need to renew your registration every two years to stay on the Register

A renewal consists of equality monitoring information, a professional declaration and a renewal fee. We need to receive all three for a renewal to be complete.

All HCPC-registered professionals must renew their registration during their renewal window.

During the renewal window, we send renewal reminders by SMS and email. To receive these, please make sure your phone number and email address are up to date in your online account

 

How to renew online

Head to your online account to renew your registration. This will show the date your renewal is due and how to make the renewal.

  1. Activate your account
  2. Log in and click renewal section
  3. Submit your equality monitoring information and make your professional declaration
  4. Pay renewal fee

 

At the start of your renewal window, you'll receive an invitation to renew via email and SMS. You'll then be able to log into your online account to renew your registration.

If you haven't activated your account before, you'll need to do this before you can log in. If you encounter issues with activation, solutions to common queries are on How to activate your account.

Activate your account now

 

When you've activated your account, you're ready to log in.

We use two-factor authentication to verify your identity. You'll receive a code via SMS on your phone, which you'll nee to enter. If you cannot access this, please contact us asap.

When you've logged into your account, you'll be able to see the date your renewal is due. Click the Renewal section to be taken to the first page of the process.

It is essential that your personal details, including contact details and payment information, are kept up to date. If we have incorrect details, your renewal may not be successfully processed and your name may be removed from the Register.

Log in to your account

 

In your online account, click the link in your renewal section.

If you haven't already submitted your equality monitoring information, answer the questions on the first screen to do so. When you’ve answered all questions, click Submit to move to the next section.

Complete your professional declaration by answering or confirming each statement you're shown. Your registration renewal is not complete unless you have answered this.

You must make a professional declaration every time you renew your registration, as this confirms your eligibility to be on the Register.

Professional declaration explained

You can choose from one of the following options to pay your renewal fee:

· Pay the full amount of £196.24
· Spread the cost by paying by direct debit

We will not collect your direct debit until you have completed your professional declaration. 

Direct debits are taken twice a year, over the course of two years, in instalments of £49.06 (or £24.53 if you're paying the graduate rate). The first instalment will be collected either on the 1st or 15th of the month, depending on when your declaration was made.

More information on direct debit

If your payment has not been processed by the time the window closes, your renewal will not be complete. Please allow up to 3 working days for payments to process.

How to pay your fees

Your renewal fee is tax deductible, which means you can claiming back tax on it once paid. 

Claim back tax

What happens if I miss the deadline?

If you don't complete the steps above before the renewal deadline, or if you remove your direct debit instruction without having an alternative payment method in place, your name will be removed from the Register.

You need to be registered with us in order to practise your profession and to use the protected titles associated with your profession. If your name is removed from the Register, you must cease practising and using the protected titles associated with your profession. 

If your name is removed from the Register, we will contact you by email to let you know.

Readmission

To add your details to the Register after they have come off, you'll need to complete a readmission form. (You can complete a 'short readmission form' if you apply for readmission within one month of your profession's renewal window closing. This will be emailed to you.)


Registration renwals

Common renewal queries

  • Pleace check your junk/spam folder. We send out notifcations via email and SMS but if you have not received these then this can be caused by a number of factors, which could include the emails being diverted to these folders.

    One or more of the changes below should resolve it.

    1. Add ‘noreplyregistration@hcpc-uk.org' to your safe senders list on your email client to avoid the email going to your junk/spam folder.

    2. Log into your online account and check that the correct email address and mobile number is on your account. Sometimes a small misspelling can cause this issue.

  • You need to be registered with us in order to practise your profession and to use the protected title(s) associated with your profession.

    If you do not renew your registration and / or make a payment by the specified date then you are at risk of having your name removed. If your name is removed from the Register, you must cease practising or using any of the protected titles associated with your profession. We will write to you to tell you that your name has been removed from the Register.

    If you need to become registered again, you will need to apply for readmission. We will not charge a readmission fee if we receive your completed application within one month of the date your name was removed from the Register. Find out more about the readmission process here.

  • If you do not need to be registered, you need to tell us by completing a voluntary de-registration form to us stating that you are not aware of any matter which could give rise to an allegation being made against you. You would also need to tell us when you would like us to remove your name from the Register. If you currently pay your fee by direct debit, you must ask your bank or building society to cancel your direct debit instruction before the first instalment is due. This will ensure that the amount is not deducted from your account

Page updated on: 28/02/2021
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