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Making your professional declaration

You must make a professional declaration once every two years in order to stay registered

What the professional declaration means

By making a professional declaration you are confirming that you have: continued to practise your profession since your last registration; or not practised your profession since your last registration but have met the HCPC’s returning to practice requirements.

You are also confirming that you:

  • Continued to meet the HCPC’s Standards of proficiency for the safe and effective practice of my profession
  • Have not had any change relating to your good character
  • Had any change relating to your health which may affect the ability to practice safely and effectively; or
  • Continued to meet the HCPC’s standards for continuing professional development

You must confirm each of the above statements by clicking each option.


If you cannot complete any part of the declaration you should contact the Registrations department, explaining your circumstances.

Return to practice requirements

If you have been out of practice for more than two years, you are considered 'returning to practice'. During the online renewal process you will need to upload any returners to practice evidence to continue. Through the process, you can click the 'Click here for more information' to get guidance on how to proceed.


As part of thie process, you'll need to undertake a period of updating your skills and knowledge.

Still have a question about renewing?

For more information or clarification about renewing your registration, please contact our Registration team:

Page updated on: 05/07/2018