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Helpful tips for applying for HCPC registration

  • The application must be completed with black pen and with BLOCK CAPITALS. Together with the application form, you must provide HCPC with the following additional documents
    • Two certified copies of your ID (passport, driving licence or ID card)
    • Certified evidence of any change of name (if applicable)
    • Certified copy of your qualification/s
    • Certified copy of ILELTS test if English is not your first language or an English language declaration if English is your first language (this is not applicable for Paramedics currently)
    • Certified copy of the professional body in your country (similar to HCPC in the UK)
    • Proof of address (bank statement or utility bill) in its original form or a certified copy.

If the document mentioned above are not in English you will have to add the translated version too.

  • Certified documents - these documents must be certified as a true copy of the original by a person of professional standing in the community. This means that the person you ask to certify your document(s) must write on it 'I certify that this is a true copy of the original document' and must sign and print their name with professional title. The person who certifies your document(s) can be:
    • An accountant
    • A solicitor
    • A barrister or other legal practitioner
    • A bank manager
    • A Justice of the Peace or other judicial official
    • A minister of the Church, Rabbi, Imam or other recognised religious official
    • A member of Parliament, member of Scottish Parliament, member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, member of the Welsh Assembly
    • An officer in HM Armed Forces
    • a teacher or lecturer
    • a registered health and care professional
    • Pages 15 and 16 of the application must be completed by your current employer, who should be the same person who you mention on page 8.
    • Page 18 and 19 must be completed by your previous employer, who should be the same person who you mention on page 10.
    • When you provide email addresses from a university or the professional body in your country, please check that they are valid.

HCPC costs

  • £495 covering your scrutiny fee, which has to be paid when your application is received by HCPC. Some employers may offer funding to cover this cost; your consultant will be able to confirm this when discussing the roles.
  • £180 covering your 2 years membership fee - which has to be paid at the end of the registration process (HCPC will contact you directly for this payment).

HCPC timeframe

  • The HCPC registration process can take up to 16 weeks.
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