Professional Registration Requirements
1. A valid registration or licence without restriction with the relevant Licensing Authority/Registration Body in the country in which you qualified or have been practicing.
International applications process
1 Submit Application form and fee
The first stage is to submit your application for processing with all the required documents attached. HCPC will then look at the application form and either reject the application or start processing it.
Payment for this application only - Once your application has started being processed, you will receive an email from email@example.com with a link to WorldPay payment service. HCPC will take the scrutiny payment (£495) at this stage. HCPC will contact you with a confirmation of receipt and of a confirmation of payment.
If your application is not accepted for processing because of missing information, HCPC will return it to the address on the form. You will then need to resubmit your application.
2 Receive confirmation and reference number
HCPC will also provide you with the application reference number. This reference number is important and you should use this each time you contact the HCPC to discuss your application through each stage.
3 Processing and assessment
Initial processing - within four weeks from receipt
During this period HCPC will contact your education provider, any relevant regulatory or professional bodies and any professional referees. HCPC may also ask an outside agency to conduct these checks on their behalf. This is to verify the information that you have provided. HCPC will not wait to hear from these contacts before sending your application to the next stage. You do not need to do anything until HCPC have notified you of the outcome of the next stage of the process.
Assessment - within 60 working days from receipt
The next stage is the assessment of your regulated education and training (for practice in another relevant European state) and any other relevant education, training or experience.
Your application will be sent to two assessors from the part of the Register to which you are applying. They will consider all of the information that you have submitted before making their recommendation.
First, they will compare your regulated education and training with our standards of proficiency. If they identify shortfalls, they will look to see if these have been made up through any other relevant education, training or experience. They will then send a recommendation to the Education and Training Committee (ETC). This recommendation will be then reviewed by the ETC who will send their decision to you.
Please note that HCPC can only base their decision on the information provided in the application. HCPC do not contact referees, training institutions, or employers to obtain further information about your training or work experience.
HCPC will endeavour to send a Record of Assessment to you within 60 working days of receipt. This Record of Assessment may include a request for further information which will prolong the processing time of your application. For this reason, it is important that you include as much relevant information as possible when you submit your application.
4 Decision letter
All applicants will receive a decision letter notifying them about the outcome of their application. In successful cases this will confirm their addition to the Register.
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