Locum social workers: It’s time to renew your registration

Health and Care Professions Council opens re-registration for social workers

Published on 2nd September 2016

Locum social workers are being urged to renew their registration with the Health and Care Professions Council after the registration renewal period for the profession has opened.

The HCPC will write to all social workers to stress that it is time to re-register with the regulator and how to go about the process. The time frame to renew registration is between 1 September 2016 and 30 November 2016.

Social workers are being urged to re-register as quickly as possible. “Our online system provides a quick and easy way to renew, and we want to encourage registrants to use this resource. We would advise all social workers in England who wish to remain on the register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practice without disruption,” said Dushyan Ashton, HCPC Registration Manager.

Details of how to renew the registration are available here. In order to renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on 30 November to avoid being removed from the register.

The renewal fee is £180 for two years. If you are a new UK graduate from a HCPC approved course, the fee you will pay for the first two 'professional years’ is reduced by 50 per cent to £90. The fee is tax deductible, which means that registrants paying the standard 20 per cent tax rate can reclaim a 20 per cent refund from HMRC.

A random sample of 2.5 per cent of the profession will also be selected to submit a continuing professional development (CPD) profile during this period. Those selected for audit will receive a separate letter after the renewal notices are sent out. More information, including sample profiles, activity types and video guides, is available here.



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