Transferring to Practising Registration
This section is for chiropractors who are currently registered as non-practising, but who wish to transfer to practising registration.
Please note: it may be considered as unacceptable professional conduct if you practise as a chiropractor in the UK while being registered as non-practising. We therefore strongly recommend not booking any patients until such time as you have received confirmation from us that your name has been transferred to practising registration.
Non-practising chiropractors wishing to apply for transfer to practising registration should email us:
a completed transfer application form
if you have been registered as non-practising for two or more years please also complete a self-assessment form, so we can be sure you have kept your skills up to date
evidence of your professional indemnity insurance for practising in the UK
a copy of your passport as evidence of your identity, which must be certified by someone of professional standing and state 'I confirm this to be a true and accurate copy of the original passport as seen by me'.
We define professional standing as either someone belonging to a regulated profession, where the integrity of the referee can be verified as far as is possible, or someone in good standing within the community. This includes other health professionals, as well as those who have a standing by virtue of the office they hold, for example a religious official.
The following are some examples of who we accept references from, but it is not a definitive list: registered chiropractor, other registered healthcare professional, company director where the company it registered with companies house, teacher or lecturer, accountant, bank manager, solicitor.
the transfer fee of £800.
Sometimes registrants may also need to send us:
A Certificate of Good Standing is a document issued by a body that has a regulatory role, like the General Chiropractic Council, AHPRA or US chiropractic boards. It should include details of your registration or licensure, as well as confirmation of your disciplinary history. You will need to provide one if you work in a regulated profession, whether chiropractic or not, in the UK or overseas or have done so in the past. There is no time limit on when you worked in a regulated profession, so you should consider it to mean for the whole of your working life to date.
It’s very rare that someone isn’t able to provide a Certificate of Good Standing or Current Professional Status. If this is the case then you will need to provide documentary evidence to show that you have attempted to obtain one, and we would normally expect to see an official response to confirm that it isn’t possible to obtain a certificate. While we understand that in certain circumstances it can take some time to acquire certificates, we will not accept this as a reason for not progressing to registration without it.
We will normally look at your application within 24 hours of its arrival, but we cannot guarantee this. If you are sending us a self-assessment questionnaire, please allow 7 days for us to reply to you.
As with all registrations you will need to retain on the register by 30 November every year. This will be the same at whatever point in the year you are transferred.
Yes, transfer application fees are separate to the retention process. You must therefore pay the full £800 before we are able to transfer you.
No, it is not possible to transfer from practising to non-practising registration except during the retention process. Alternatively, if you are not intending to practise in the UK, you may relinquish your registration voluntarily, by submitting an application for voluntary removal.
Find out about non-practising registrationFind out More
Find out how to leave the registerFind out More
This page is for registrants and sets out the difference between a certificate of current professional status (CCPS) and a certificate of registration status (CRS), to help registrants request the correct document for their needs.Find out More