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Why registration matters - the benefits of joining a regulated profession

Being a health and care professional is something to be proud of.


Those joining our professions have committed themselves to a programme of intense learning and developed the necessary skills and knowledge to practise safely. They have also demonstrated that they have the embedded values and behaviours that we expect from those professionals that care for us. 

Registering with the HCPC following the successful completion of your training, will identify you as a health and care professional. It will also bring you many benefits.

These include:

You can demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge to practise in your profession safely and effectively

Service users (patients and clients) are clear on what they can expect of you

You benefit from continuous learning and development

We maintain public confidence in your profession

We protect your title

Decisions affecting registration are made by professionals

You have the opportunity to shape our work

We support you to meet our Standards

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Page updated on: 30/09/2020
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