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Apply for readmission

How to apply for readmission

Physiotherapists: how to rejoin the Register if you’ve been removed

You should only make an application if you have been out of practice for under two years, or have met our return to practice requirements

Readmissions process

1 Submit application form and fees

The documents below contain the forms and guidance notes that will make up your application.

You must download and complete the Returners to practice pack if you have not practised for more than two years.

Please fill in these forms in block capitals, using a black pen. Send them to us by email to Alternatively, you can send them by post using the address below.

HCPC, Registration Department
Park House, 184–186 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU

2 Processing of your application

We aim to process all applications within 10 working days. The time may vary depending on the volume of applications received.

3 Outcome 

  • Successful applicants will have their details added to the Register automatically
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by writing. If your application is unsuccessful, you may have grounds to appeal the decision. Go to appeals to begin this process.


How we use your personal data

See our data protection and privacy notice to see how we use the data that you provide in our application forms. 


Checking the Register online is the quickest way of confirming success

Readmission - frequently asked questions

  • An updating period is number of days in which you update your skills and knowledge.

    The application forms ask for a summary of the activities that you have undertaken in this period, including the number of days spent on each area. It will need to be countersigned by a health and care professional from your part of the register to confirm that the information is correct.

    If you have been in practice outside of the UK we also need you to provide us with some additional information about where you have been working and whether you were registered elsewhere. If this is the case, we will request it via email.

    More information about updating periods


  • We ask applicants for this information so we can tell if:

    • they are who they say they are;
    • they meet our standards; and
    • we can contact them if we need to.

    You may also be asked to provide supporting information, for example in the case of international applications where a qualification isn’t recognised. If this is the case we will contact you via email.

Page updated on: 12/05/2022