Registration renewal for practitioner psychologists starts 1 March

01/03/2017 - 09:33

Registration renewal

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for practitioner psychologists opens on Wednesday 1 March 2017 and closes on Wednesday 31 May 2017. The HCPC will write to all registered practitioner psychologists at the beginning of March with information on how to renew.

To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on 31 May. This 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. The easiest and quickest way to renew is via the online system. More information, including video guides, is available at

The HCPC renewal process includes a professional indemnity declaration. This follows Government legislation requiring all professions to sign a declaration confirming they are covered by professional indemnity or, if not practicing at the time of renewal, that they understand the requirement to have professional indemnity in place when they return to practice.

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 at

Registrants can contact the HCPC Registration Department with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on 0300 500 4472.