What is readmission?
If you have been registered with us in the past and now wish to be on the Register again, you need to apply for 'readmission'.
(Please note that if you have never been registered with us, you'll need to apply to join the Register.)
If you meet the requirements detailed below, you can apply for readmission by filling out the readmission form.
Restoration of title
If you have previously been registered but have been out of practice for more than two years (or have been practising outside of the UK), you'll be applying for 'restoration of title'.
This application process is the same as readmission. If you meet the requirements detailed below, you can apply by filling out the readmission form.
If you have been out of practice for more than two years or if you hold a qualification which is more than five years old and you have not been registered before, you will be applying to 'return to practice'.
You will need to undertake a period of updating your skills and knowledge (an updating period) before you can become re-registered.
When you meet the updating period requirements detailed below, you can apply to return to practice by filling out the returners to practice pack.
Registrants wishing to rejoin the Register need to undertake certain requirements. These may vary depending upon how long they have been out of practice.
1 Completing an updating period
If you are returning to practice, our requirements mean that you should update your skills and knowledge in a way that is most convenient and beneficial for you. These periods are called updating periods.
- 0-2 years - no requirements
- 2-5 years - 30 days of updating their skills and knowledge
- 5 years or over - 60 days of updating their skills and knowledge
You or your employer may feel that you need to spend longer updating your skills and knowledge before you are able to return to practice in a certain area or in a certain role. This might include a longer period of supervised practice or a structured return to work programme.
The updating period can comprise a combination of supervised practice, formal study and private study. If you choose to undertake private study, this must make up no more than half of the updating period. The remaining period can be made up with any combination of supervised practice and formal study.
We recognise that it might not always be possible to access a period of supervised practice and that particular return to practice courses may not be available in certain areas, which is why we have tried to be as flexible as possible with our requirements.
The updating period must take place within twelve months of the date in which you apply to come back onto the Register.
2 Submitting your details
Once you have completed the updating period you will need to complete a return to practice form. This will set out the activities that you have undertaken.
More information and forms
More information about what to apply for, how to fill in the forms and how we process your information is available.
Still have a question about getting back on the Register?
For more information or clarification about getting back on the Register, please contact our Registration team.
Tel (UK calls): 44 (0)300 500 4472, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Tel (international calls): 44 (0)20 7582 5460, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm