Registration Manager Sammuel Yemane highlights what you need to do to avoid having your application returned as incomplete.
Graduation season is upon us and a new wave of health and care professionals will soon be putting their skills to use and entering the world of work. For those who have successfully completed a HCPC approved education and training programme, you are now eligible to apply to join the HCPC Register. This applies to all health and care graduates who wish to practice using one of our legally protected titles.
During this current period our Registration Department will receive lots of new applications. We aim to process applications within ten working days of receipt of a complete application. This ensures that newly qualified professionals who are eligible are added to our online Register as soon as possible.
It is important to make sure that your application is complete before submitting it to us. Common mistakes include failing to provide the appropriate documentation, or not including a fee with the application form. Incomplete applications will be returned for resubmission, which could potentially delay your entry to the HCPC Register.
To avoid this happening follow our checklist:
• Enclose two certified* copies of documents to confirm your identity; one document should contain your photograph, one should provide your current address.
• All signatures must be original and dated within the last six months.
• Provide certified proof of any name changes; e.g. a certified photocopy of a relevant name change document such as a marriage certificate or deed poll.
• A fee must be submitted with your application form.
• If you answered ‘yes’ to any question in section 3 (character and health self- declarations / vetting and barring schemes), you must provide additional information.
Documents must be certified as a true copy of the original by a person of professional standing in the community. This means that the person you ask to certify your documents must write on it ‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original document’ and must sign it and print their name and professional title.
A professional person (for example a registered professional, a solicitor, barrister or other legal practitioner or an accountant) will be recognised as a person of standing in the community.
If you have any questions as to whether a person is considered to be a person of professional standing in the community please contact us.
For further information about applying to join the HCPC Register click here.