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What happens after you've submitted the form

If your application is missing some details or we need further information, we will contact you by email to let you know, and we’ll tell you how to supply the information and/or updated documents. Resupplying information or documents will not send your application to the back of the queue, but it may extend the processing time of your application.

Processing your application

After we have received a complete application from you, your education provider will be asked to confirm your qualification. We’ll begin processing your details once we have this confirmation.

We aim to complete the processing within 10 working days.

Background checks

When we receive your application, we will conduct background checks to verify the information you’ve provided. These may be undertaken by the HCPC, its agents or their representatives. The information you provide may be disclosed to government agencies and other third parties such as employers, referees and professional bodies. The information may be used outside of the EEA if appropriate.

Application outcome

If your application is approved, you’ll receive an email confirming this. The email will also invite you to set up your online account, through which you can pay your registration fee. Please allow up to three days for your payment to reach our account – payment processing speeds can differ depending on your bank.

Paying the registration fee

Once we have received your payment you will be added to the Register. You’ll receive an email confirming that your registration has been successful and including your new registration number.

If your application is not approved, you have the right to appeal the decision. 

Application appeals

Once you've checked your eligibility, read our standards and guidance and prepared your certified documents you can apply online
Page updated on: 15/06/2022
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