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Each profession has its own standards of proficiency

These standards set the threshold (entry level) requirements for the safe and effective practice for that profession. Your employees must continue to meet these standards as far as they relate to their scope of practice.

A registrant's scope of practice will often develop as they progress their career and become more focused or specialised than that of an ‘entry level’ colleague. Where this is the case, registrants need only meet those standards of proficiency that relate to their current scope of practice.


Updates to the standards of proficiency

The revised standards for each of the 15 professions will come into effect on 1 September 2023.

As an employer or manager of our registrants, it is important that you understand the changes to the standards, and know how you can support them to integrate the new standards into their practice by this date. You can find more information about the changes, and details of each one, on our revisions to the standards pages.

View the updates

Other ways to learn about the updates

#myhcpcstandards is a series of webinars designed to support HCPC registrants in meeting the standards. The sessions cover five key areas in the updated standards:

In these events, HCPC’s professional liaison consultants and policy colleagues will discuss what has changed in each area, along with strategies and resources to help registrants integrate these standards into their practice.

These events are now open for registration. To book a place, select a webinar above and fill out the registration form. You’ll be sent the joining instructions shortly before the event.

The webinars will be recorded, and attendance can count towards continuing professional development (CPD).

Page updated on: 14/03/2023