OTs - time to renew your registration
The HCPC will be inviting OTs to register between 1 August and 31 October
Published on 23rd July 2019
Occupational therapists are due to renew their registration with the Health and Care Professions Council from next month.
The period for renewal with the regulator for occupational therapists spans between 1 August 2019 and 31 October 2019.
"You have three months to renew your registration, by both signing a professional declaration and making a payment," said the HCPC.
Prior to the re-registration window opening, occupational therapists will receive an invitation to renew your registration. Included in this correspondence is information on how to renew your registration using your online account.
An authentication code reminder, which is needed to access your account, will also be sent out. Due to security reasons, the authentication code is not held by the registration department and cannot be issued via email.
You will need to:
1) Firstly, log in to your online account using your authentication code.
2) Review dates and details.
3) Complete a professional declaration.
4) Pay the renewal fee.
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 amount you are personally required to pay is indicated when you are invited to renew your registration.
UK taxpayers can claim back tax on their renewal fees every year. If you pay tax at the standard rate of 20 per cent, you can to claim £18 back on your one-year £90 renewal fee.
If you no longer wish to remain on the register, you should write to the regulator advising them of this and explain that you would like to voluntary de-register just before the window closes.
While you have a three month window to renew your registration it is advised that you do so as early as possible to prevent any hold-ups with your registration.
Everything you need to know about registration is available here.
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