The HCPC will write to all hearing aid dispensers at the beginning of May with information on how to renew.
To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on Tuesday 31 July to avoid being removed from the Register. The easiest and quickest way to renew is online at www.hcpc-uk.org/renew
A random sample of 2.5 per cent of the profession will also be selected to submit a continuing professional development (CPD) profile during this period. Those selected for audit will receive a separate letter after the renewal notices are sent out. More information, including sample profiles, activity types and video guidance, is available at www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/cpd
The registration fee is tax deductible, which means that registrants paying the standard 20 per cent tax rate can reclaim a 20 per cent refund from HMRC. For more information on claiming back tax on registration fees visit www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/fees/tax
Sammuel Yemane, HCPC registration manager, said: “Our online system provides a quick and easy way to renew, and we want to encourage registrants to use this resource. We would advise all hearing aid dispensers who wish to remain on the Register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practise without disruption.”