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The registration renewal process explained

24 Mar 2022
  • Registration

Mark Robinson

Registration Manager, HCPC Registration Department

HCPC Registration Manager highlights what registrants need to do to in order to renew their registration for the next two-year cycle.

Each profession renews their registration during the same period every two years. You can find a list of the renewal deadline dates for each profession here.

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It is important to make sure that you renew your registration successfully, so you can continue to practise your profession for the next two-year cycle. 

To renew, you must complete a professional declaration online and pay a renewal fee.

Payment alone is not sufficient to keep your name on the Register. If you do not renew your registration in time, you will be removed from the Register just after the renewal deadline. 

Professions in renewal

  • Physiotherapists - 30 Apr 2022 deadline
  • Arts therapists  31 May 2022 deadline

Upcoming renewals:

  • Dietitians - 1 Apr 2022 until 30 Jun 2022
  • Chiropodists / podiatrists - 1 May 2022 until 31 Jul 2022
  • Hearing aid dispensers - 1 May 2022 until 31 Jul 2022
  • Operating department practitioners - 1 Sep 2022 until 30 Nov 2022

Setting up for a renewal

Follow our checklist below to make sure everything is in place to make your renewal. 

  1. Make sure the email address on your account is one you personally control


    Your email address is how you log into your online account. If another individual or organisation controls it (for example, your workplace), you can find yourself without access to your account (for example, if your workplace changes its web domain). 

    Changing your email address when you are locked out of your account requires security checks. Visit our activation page and follow the instructions to update your email address before logging in.

    If you have access to your account, then it's simple to change your email address - just log in to your online account and head to the 'My Details' section.

  2. Make sure your online account is activated before you log in


    The new and improved registration system went live in October 2020. Before you can use the system, you will first need to activate your account. This is a one-off process and will only need to be carried out if you have not used the new system before. Steps on activating your account can be found in the renewal invitation email.

    When this has been done, you will be able to access the system via the link on the main HCPC homepage or renewal invitation email. The system is secure and uses a two-factor authentication linked to a phone number (mobile or landline) to log in.

  3. Make sure your contact details are correct


    Without valid contact details, like your email address, phone number and postal address, we won't be able to alert you if there are any issues with your registration, or to let you know you've been selected for CPD audit. Your contact details can be updated without the need to contact our Registration team through your online account.

  4. Set re-occurring reminders in your calendar for when your profession renews and to monitor direct debit collections


    A simple reminder can make all the difference. Your profession renews at a set time  every two years, so be sure to create a reminder of when this happens. If you pay by direct debit, your first collection will be collected shortly after you have completed your renewal and your future collections are scheduled to take place on a set collection date every 6 months.

    To avoid being taken off the Register for non-payment, you can set a reminder to check that your direct debit has been collected successfully. Please refer to the direct debit collection schedule here.  

  5. Do not leave it till the last minute


    You have three months to renew your registration, and the majority of registrants renew in the first few weeks. Our advice is to renew as soon as the window opens. Renewing online only takes around 5-10 minutes to complete.

  6. Use your HCPC online account to do more


    You do not have to wait for the renewal window to update your personal details. You can log in at any time after you have activated your account. 

    The new system comes with a host of new and improved features, beyond just updating your personal details and renewing your registration. You can now request a change of name and/or gender, update your direct debit details or even request for voluntary deregistration.

    We also have a section for you to record your equality and diversity information (EDI), allowing us to have a clearer idea about the demographicsof our registrants. For more information on EDI and why we ask for it, click here.

Further information about the registration renewal process can be found in the Registration section of our website. This includes step-by-step guidance on how to activate an account and to renew.

Page updated on: 24/03/2022
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