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Many of the fees associated with registration are included within our legislation and form part of an application, which means the full fee must have been paid before registration is granted.


Our registration fees are as follows:


Initial registration fee: £750

Annual retention fee: £800

Transfer to practising fee: £800

Restoration fee: £750



Initial registration fee: £100

Annual retention fee: £100

Restoration fee: £100


Administrative fees

Certificate of Current Professional Status: £50

Test of Competence: £2,000

How long does my registration last?

The registration year runs from 1 January to 31 December. The year ends at the same point regardless of whether you are registering, transferring, restoring or retaining your registration. The fees are set at a flat rate so you need to pay the full fee whenever you join. This means that if you register in June you will still pay the full £750 if you are applying for practising registration for the first time.

Please note: you will only be registered until 31 December if you pay the retention fee for the following registration year by the statutory deadline. If you do not pay the retention fee your name will lapse from the register at the end of the retention period on 15 December.

Methods of payment

There are several ways to pay your fees. Please note that all fees must be paid before registration, restoration, transfer or retention on the register is granted.

Please note that we are no longer accepting payment by cheque.

Credit or debit card

New applicants will need to pay by card using the form here.

If you are paying for your retention you will need to login to the portal.

Direct debit

In addition to paying by credit/debit card or electronic transfer, applicants for retention on the register may also pay by direct debit for a year in advance. You can set up a direct direct in the portal once you are logged in.

It is not possible to pay the initial registration fee by direct debit.

Electronic transfer

Make your electronic transfer payment to:

Santander plc 
Bridle Road 
L30 4GB 

Account Name: General Chiropractic Council 

Account Number: 06989640 

Sort Code: 09-07-20 

IBAN (Swift) No: GB49 ABBY 0907 20069896 40 


Please use your surname and registration number as a reference so that we can trace your payment.

Please note: there are different types of electronic transfer, some are immediate and others can take three working days to arrive into the General Chiropractic Council account. You will need to check with your bank first.

Important: You must cover any fees for the transfer so that the full amount reaches our account. Fees are often taken by banks for making a payment from an overseas bank account. You will only be registered once the full fee has arrived.

Why do you charge fees?

We are financially independent of government, which means that we do not receive funding. We see our independence as an important part of maintaining standards of the chiropractic profession.

What do we do with the fee?

We use the fees we receive to perform our vital statutory function. As the UK’s regulator of chiropractors we:

  • Keep patients safe 
  • Register chiropractors
  • Publish a Code of Practice
  • Maintain educational standards
  • Support the development of the profession
  • Take right touch action if needed
  • Help to support public confidence in chiropractors.

If I'm not registered for the full year can I pay part of the fee?

The rules that govern the General Chiropractic Council do not allow us to offer pro-rata fees. This means that applicants must pay the full fee before joining, transferring, rejoining or retaining their name on the register.

What happens if I wait to register or restore my place on the register until after 10 November?

If you are registered or restored to the register on or after 10 November, you must pay the full registration or restoration fee.

However, we will not ask you for a retention fee for the following year. This means your registration will be, for example, from 10 November 2019 to 31 December 2020.

Important: If you are registered or restored before 10 November then you will need to apply for retention for the following year before 30 November, including paying the retention fee (£100 for non-practising registration, £800 for practising registration).


Find out how to apply to join the register

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Test of Competence

Find out about the Test of Competence (TOC)

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Registration Appeals

This section covers appeals against the decision of the Registrar

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