Registration status explained

Registered – means that the registrant is currently registered with no current finding or cautions.

Registered finding – means that the registrant has had been found to have a minor concern within the last 5 years.  This category will remain against the registrant’s name for a period of five years.

Registered caution – means that the registrant has had a written reprimand placed on them within the last 5 years.  This category will remain against the registrant’s name for a period of five years.

Career break – means that the registrant has notified the RCT of his/her intention to take a career break as per the RCT Career Break and Career Change Policy.  This category will remain against the registrant’s name until the expiry thereof.

Career change – means that the registrant has notified the RCT of his/her intention to undertake a career change as per the RCT Career Break and Career Change Policy.  This category will remain against the registrant’s name until the expiry thereof.

Suspension of registration (conduct) – means that the registrant has been temporarily suspended by a Conduct Panel of the Professional Conduct Committee due to a conduct related issue. This category will remain against the registrant’s name until the expiry of the suspension period.

Suspension of registration (health) – means that the registrant has been temporarily suspended by a Health Panel of the Professional Conduct Committee due to a health related issue. This category will remain against the registrant’s name until the expiry of the suspension period.

Suspension of registration (CPD failure): means that the registrant failed to submit their CPD summary form by the deadline date or failed to meet the RCT’s CPD audit standards at first submission and then failed to submit further evidence when requested or failed to meet the CPD standards for two years running. This category will remain against the registrant’s name for 12 months.  After this time, the registration status will be changed to ‘deregistered’.

Lapsed: means that the registrant has not paid their annual registration renewal fee for the current year. This category will remain against the registrant’s name for a period of 12 months.   After this time, the registration status will be changed to ‘deregistered’.  Please note, it is no longer RCT policy to inform an individual’s employer of their lapsed status.

Deregistered: means that the registrant has informed the RCT that they wish to leave the register for reasons such as emigration, retirement or a career change not covered by the RCT Career Break and Career Change Policy. This category will also be used to identify those registrants who have previously been categorised as lapsed and the 12 month period (specified above) has expired and those registrants who have previously been categorised as suspended for CPD failure and the 12 month period (specified above) has expired.

Removed: means that the registrant has been removed from the register. This category will remain against the registrant’s name indefinitely.

 

Where a ‘Fitness to Practise’ allegation has been proven, the findings will be published in line with the procedure.

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