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Registration renewal for occupational therapists starts Tuesday 1 August 2017

01/08/2017 - 09:38

Registration renewal for occupational therapists

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for occupational therapists opens on Tuesday 1 August 2017 and closes on Tuesday 31 October 2017. The HCPC will write to all occupational therapists at the beginning of August with information on how to renew.

To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on Tuesday 31 October 2017 to avoid being removed from the Register. The easiest and quickest way to renew is online via

A random sample of 2.5 per cent of the profession will also be selected to submit a continuing professional development (CPD) profile during this period. Those selected for audit will receive a separate letter after the renewal notices are sent out. More information, including sample profiles, activity types and video guidance, is available at

The fee is tax deductible, which means that registrants paying the standard 20 per cent tax rate can reclaim a 20 per cent refund from HMRC.

Sammuel Yemane, HCPC Registration Manager, commented:

“Our online system provides a quick and easy way to renew, and we want to encourage registrants to use this resource. We would advise all occupational therapists who wish to remain on the Register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practice without disruption.”

Registrants can email with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process.

A range of resources and guidance about the renewal process is available on our website, visit for more information.


Notes to Editors:

For further press information please contact Caitlin Drysdale or Grant Imlach in HCPC’s press office on 020 7840 9806 or email

Notes to editors:

1. For information on the HCPC registration renewal process visit

2. Registrants can contact the HCPC Registration Department Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on 0300 500 4472.

3. For more on the CPD audit process visit

4. To find out information on claiming back tax on registration fees visit

5. Follow us on Twitter @The_HCPC or like the Health and Care Professions Council Facebook and LinkedIn pages for renewal reminders and CPD advice.

6. The Health and Care Professions Council is an independent regulator set up by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. The HCPC keeps a register for 16 different health and care professions and only registers people who meet the standards it sets for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The HCPC will take action against professionals who do not meet these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

7. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. To see the full list of protected titles please see

                 Arts therapists
                 Biomedical scientists
                 Chiropodists / podiatrists
                 Occupational therapists
                 Hearing aid dispensers
                 Occupational therapists
                 Operating department practitioners
                 Occupational therapists
                 Practitioner psychologists
                 Prosthetists / orthotists
                 Social workers in England
                 Speech and language therapists


Caitlin Drysdale
44 (0)20 7840 9806

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