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International AHP registrants into the NHS

HCPC registration for Allied health Professionals who have trained outside of the UK.

Things to know before you start

  • The assessment process usually takes about 60 working days. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it may take longer
  • The cost to assess your application is £495 and if successful, the registration fee is £180
  • Read the standards of proficiency for your profession - you will need to show how you meet these, in your application

If you have any questions, contact: international@hcpc-uk.org. Include your application reference number if you have one. 

1. Download the Application for registration - International from the HCPC website

2. Read the guidance for international applicants

3. Remember, your application is based on the information you include, so be as thorough as possible

4. You must not use a protected title e.g. Physiotherapist, until your application is successful

1. Complete your application form, making sure you give evidence of your training, experience and how you meet the standards of proficiency 

2. Submit your application form

3. If your application is accepted for processing you will be given an application reference number and a link to pay the fee of £495

(Approximately 20 working days from application)

1. For initial processing of your application, the HCPC will contact:
a. your education provider
b. any relevant regulatory or professional bodies
c. any professional referees

2. The duration of this depends on how quicky these organisations take to respond. You may be able to contact them to make sure they reply

(Approximately 60 working days from application)

1. Two assessors will review your application, this will include:
a. assessment of your regulated education and training with our standards of proficiency
b. assessment of any other relevant education, training or experience

2. A recommendation to the Education and Training Committee (ETC). They will review and send their decision to you