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OT’s – it’s time to renew your registration

HCPC opens re-registration slot for occupational therapists

Published on 6th August 2017

The Health and Care Professions Council has announced that the registration renewal slot for occupational therapists is now open.

The registration renewal period for occupational therapists opened on Tuesday 1 August 2017 and closes on Tuesday 31 October 2017, the regulator has said.

Occupational therapists should have received a letter from the HCPC outlining what you need to do in order to renew your registration. OTs should complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on Tuesday 31 October 2017 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.

By law, registrants must have a professional indemnity arrangement in place as a condition of registration with the HCPC. There is more information on professional indemnity here.

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.

Sammuel Yemane, HCPC Registration Manager, said: “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 occupational therapists who wish to remain on the Register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practice without disruption.”

Occupational therapists can renew here.

More information on the CPD audit process is available here including sample profiles, activity types and video guidance.

Registrants can email registration@hcpc-uk.org with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has just released a film titled Let’s Talk CPD. The film will help viewers consider how to incorporate CPD in their everyday life.

There are answers to FAQs on registration here.

 

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