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Paying your fees


The renewal fee is £160 for two years. If you are a new UK graduate from a HCPC approved course, the fee you will pay for the first two ‘professional years’ is reduced by 50 per cent to £80.

The amount you are required to pay is indicated when we invite you to renew your registration.

If you do not renew your registration and your registration ‘lapses’, you will be asked to pay a readmission fee of £200 to become registered again. This fee will include the first year of registration. We will not charge a readmission fee if we receive an application for readmission within one month of the date your registration lapses. However, you will still need to complete the readmission form.

If you currently pay your fee by direct debit
If we have a direct debit instruction in place for you, this will be indicated on your registration renewal form. If you are happy to continue to pay by this method and you have not changed your account details, you only need to sign the professional declaration and return your form to us.

If your account details have changed, or you no longer wish to pay by direct debit, you must tell us quickly to ensure that we can cancel the instruction. You should also tell your bank.

Changing to direct debit
If you wish to spread the cost of registration over the two-year registration cycle, please fill in the direct debit instruction. Your fee will be deducted from your bank account in four separate instalments of £40 (or less for the first two years if you are receiving the reduced rate) on or around the dates below each year:

Arts therapists 1 April 1 October
Biomedical scientists 1 April 1 October
Chiropodists / podiatrists 1 June 1 December
Clinical scientists 1 February 1 August
Dietitians 1 May 1 November
Hearing aid dispensers 1 June 1 December
Occupational therapists 1 March 1 September
Operating department practitioners 1 April 1 October
Orthoptists 2 January 1 July
Paramedics 2 January 1 July
Physiotherapists 1 March 1 September
Practitioner psychologists 1 April 1 October
Prosthetists / orthotists 1 February 1 August
Radiographers 2 January 1 July
Social workers in England 1 April 1 October
Speech and language therapists 1 February 1 August

If these dates change we will advise you in writing.


Alternative methods of payment
If you prefer, you can pay your fee by cheque, money / postal order or by bankers draft. Please send us the full amount as requested on your renewal form. Payments must be made in UK sterling and drawn on a bank based in the United Kingdom (UK). Your payment must be crossed and made payable to ‘Health and Care Professions Council’. Please write your full name and HCPC registration number on the reverse side of your payment and ensure that it is not post-dated.

You should allow at least five working days for your payment to reach us (ten working days if sending from outside the UK).



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New fees for 1 April 2014

The HCPC recently consulted on raising the fees it charges to both registrants and applicants.

A summary of the consultation can be found by clicking here.

It had been agreed that the fees will rise and the new fees have since come into place from
1 April 2014.



For more information, please view our FAQ section by clicking here.