Check the Register

What is the Register?

One of our key functions is to maintain and publish a Register of health and care professionals who meet our standards.

Anyone can check to see if the health and care professional they are using is on our Register: visit

What is the purpose of the Register?

  • By law, people must be registered with us to work in the UK in any of the professions we regulate.
  • We only register people who meet our standards so they can practise safely and effectively.
  • We also make sure that someone who has trained outside of the UK has met our standards before we register them.

When should I use the Register?

If you are using or about to use a health and care professional, you can check to make sure they are on our Register by visiting

Watch our short film on how to use the Register below.

How should I use the Register?

To use the Register, you will need to know the profession of the person whose registration you wish to check, and either their surname or their registration number. A registration number has up to six numbers, and starts with two letters, for example PH123456.

You can access the Register:

  • online via our website using the 'check the register' bar; or by
  • using our app.

You can also call us or visit our offices. More options and information are available on our Accessing the Register page.

What if my professional is not on the HCPC Register?

It is possible that: