Renewal of Registration
Registrants who wish to stay on the register must renew their registration by the annual renewal date and pay the annual retention fee.
Failure to pay the annual retention fee may result in a registrant's name being removed from the register.
It is vital that any registrant who wishes to have their name removed from the register applies for voluntary removal rather than allowing their registration to lapse by not paying the annual retention fee. If a registrant fails to pay the annual retention fee rather than formally withdrawing, they will not be able to avail of the reduced restoration fee.
Existing Practitioners under Section 91
Note: The Health and Social Care Professionals Council has made an important change to the payment of registration fees by existing practitioners who are availing of the transitional arrangements i.e. practitioners who have been ‘engaged in the practice’ of the profession in the 5 year period up to the date of the opening of the register.
Existing practitioners will pay an application fee to process their registration and they will not be required to pay a retention fee until one year after the end of the transitional period for each profession.
This change will apply to each of the 12 professions to be regulated under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act. An annual renewal form must be completed and submitted.