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 your application, it will enter our review process. We may need to wait for confirmation of your qualification from your education provider. If this is the case, your application will not continue processing until we receive the confirmation. If we have the confirmation, we aim to send you the outcome or request any missing information within 10 working days*.
*Please note that this timeline may be longer in times of high demand.
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.
If your application is approved, you’ll receive an email confirming this. The email will also invite you to activate and 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.
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.