Check the Register

The role of the HCPC

We are a regulator, and we were set up to protect the public.

To do this, we keep a Register of health and care professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

  • We are a UK multi-profession regulator
  • We were created by legislation: Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001
  • We keep a Register of health and care professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health
  • Those registered are called 'registrants'
  • The HCPC was created to protect the public
  • The HCPC is independent of government, professional bodies and trade unions
  • Registrants must be HCPC registered to use a protected title - for example 'Physiotherapist' and 'Physical therapist'
  • Applies to public and private sector