Restoration to the register

A suspended or de-registered registrant can be restored to the register under the following circumstances:

  • a registrant who has been suspended by a Fitness to Practise Panel can be restored to the register when any sanction applied due to a health issue or a conduct issue that required temporary suspension of registration has expired and any conditions set by the Fitness to Practise Panel for return to registration have been met (e.g. additional training, supervision or improvement in health conditions and evidence of this has been provided). The suspended registrant will be asked to make a full re-application, including the standard confirmations that they will carry out CPD and adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct. They will be charged the full re-application fee.
  • following suspension or de-registration due to CPD failure, the registrant is required to make a full re-application, meeting all the criteria for registration and producing all the evidence required by a first time applicant, including the standard confirmations that they will carry out CPD and adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct. The registrant will be required to participate in the next CPD audit cycle without failure.
  • registrants de-registered for other reasons, such as career changes, who wish to return to the register, will be required to make a full re-application, meeting all the criteria for registration and producing all the evidence required by a first time applicant, including the standard confirmations that they will carry out CPD and adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct.
  • following a lapsed period due to non-payment of renewal fees, a former registrant is required to make a full re-application, meeting all the criteria for registration and producing all the evidence required by a first time applicant, including the standard confirmations that they will carry out CPD and adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct.   The re-application form asks for additional information about the reason for the lapse in registration and confirmation that there have been no disciplinary proceedings, criminal convictions or other significant events relevant to the application for restoration to the register. This information will be carefully scrutinised by assessors to ensure that the period of non-payment is not designed to hide disciplinary proceedings at work, or other circumstances at work or elsewhere, which would have triggered disciplinary proceedings had the individual been registered at the time. They will be required to pay the full re-application fee.

In cases where a re-application is required, you must complete the re-admission form and submit this with all required documentation, ensuring that you apply under the current criteria. Please see the Guidance Notes for full details.

A registrant will be identified as removed from the register if he/she:

  • receives a sanction following Fitness to Practise proceedings requiring permanent removal from the register which is not amended on appeal. In this case, a registrant’s name will be identified as removed and a summary of the Fitness to Practise findings will be posted against the individual’s name on a specific page of the RCT website. This record will remain on the RCT website indefinitely in the case of permanent removal. The register page will direct searchers to this page to see all removals from the register.

Registrants who have been removed from the register by the PCC following Fitness for Practise proceedings, and who have not been successful in appealing against the sanction, cannot be restored to the register.

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