The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for arts therapists opens on Thursday 1 March 2018 and closes on Thursday 31 May 2018. The HCPC will write to all arts therapists at the beginning of March with information on how to renew.
To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on Thursday 31 May 2018 to avoid being removed from the Register. The easiest and quickest way to renew is online via www.hcpc-uk.org/renew
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 www.hcpc-uk.org/cpd
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 speech and language 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.