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Standards

In order to remain registered with us, registrants must continue to meet the standards that we set for your profession. These standards are how registrants' 'fitness to practise' is determined.

There are four sets of standards:

Standards of conduct, performance and ethics

  • Sets out the behaviour and conduct expected of our registrants
  • Applies to both registrants and prospective registrants

We set standards of conduct, performance and ethics which apply to the professionals we regulate. You will learn about these standards on your programme.

The standards also apply to people who are applying to become registered with us. If you are applying to be registered, we will ask you to sign a declaration to confirm that you have read and will keep to the standards once you are registered.

The standards help us make decisions about the character of the people who apply to join our Register, and also in cases where we decide whether someone is fit to practise.

Click here for guidance on conduct and ethics for students

Standards of proficiency

  • Every registrant must meet these in order to become registered and to remain on the HCPC Register
  • Students must be able to meet these standards when they complete an approved programme

Standards of education and training

  • Must be met by education providers
    Ensures that all those completing an approved programme meet the standards of proficiency

Standards of continuing professional development

  • Must be met by all registrants
    We expect registrants to continue to develop their knowledge and skills while they are registered so we can be confident that they are able to practise safely and effectively.