Each profession renews at a set time and these dates are the same every two years
Chiropodists, podiatrists and hearing aid dispensers: how to rejoin the HCPC Register if you’ve been removed
Make sure your email address is up to date with us. We send renewal notifications via email and SMS, so it is important that we hold the correct contact information for you so that you do not miss these notices.
You can update your contact information via your online account or when you activate your account for the first time.
How to renew online
Your online account allows you to renew your registration and pay your registration fee online. There are four steps to renewing your registration online:
- Activate your account
- Log in and review details
- Complete professional declaration
- Pay renewal fee
At the start of the renewal window you will receive correspondence via email and SMS text message inviting you to renew. It is important that we hold the correct email for you. Please contact us if you need to update this.
Before you can log into the online system, you will need to activate your account.
This is a one off process for those who have not yet used the new system launched in October 2020.
The system is secure and uses a two-factor authentication. This means you will need an active phone number (mobile or landline) to log in each time.
When you have logged into your account, a message will be displayed on your home page telling you when your registration is due to expire and if you need to renew your registration.
It is essential that your personal details, including contact details and payment information, are kept up to date. If we have incorrect details, your renewal may not be successful processed and your name may be removed from the Register.
You must make a professional declaration once every two years in order to stay registered.
Instructions will appear in your account as to how to complete your declaration.
If you're paying by direct debit, make sure your payment details are correct so that the money can be taken from your account. If you pay by an alternative method, ensure that you make the payment before renewal window closes.
If the fee has not fully transferred by the time the window closes, your registration will not be considered renewed.
The fee is tax deductible, which means that registrants have the ability to reduce the cost by claiming tax relief. Registrants can also spread the cost of the fee by paying in instalments.
Common renewal queries
Pleace check your junk/spam folder. We send out notifcations via email and SMS but if you have not received these then this can be caused by a number of factors, which could include the emails being diverted to these folders.
One or more of the changes below should resolve it.
1. Add ‘firstname.lastname@example.org' to your safe senders list on your email client to avoid the email going to your junk/spam folder.
2. Log into your online account and check that the correct email address and mobile number is on your account. Sometimes a small misspelling can cause this issue.
You need to be registered with us in order to practise your profession and to use the protected title(s) associated with your profession.
If you do not renew your registration and / or make a payment by the specified date then you are at risk of having your name removed. If your name is removed from the Register, you must cease practising or using any of the protected titles associated with your profession. We will write to you to tell you that your name has been removed from the Register.
If you need to become registered again, you will need to apply for readmission. We will not charge a readmission fee if we receive your completed application within one month of the date your name was removed from the Register. Find out more about the readmission process here.
If you do not need to be registered, you need to tell us by completing a voluntary de-registration form to us stating that you are not aware of any matter which could give rise to an allegation being made against you. You would also need to tell us when you would like us to remove your name from the Register. If you currently pay your fee by direct debit, you must ask your bank or building society to cancel your direct debit instruction before the first instalment is due. This will ensure that the amount is not deducted from your account
Professions in renewal
- Dietitians - 30 Jun 2022 deadline
- Chiropodists / podiatrists - 31 Jul 2022 deadline
- Hearing aid dispensers - 31 Jul 2022 deadline
- Operating department practitioners - 1 Sep 2022 until 30 Nov 2022
Step-by-step guidance on how to renew
Further information on the renewal process
Still have a question about renewing?
For more information or clarification about renewing your registration, please contact our Registration team: