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Restore your registration

The process for rejoining the register will depend on the reason you were removed from the register:

  • Registration lapsed or voluntarily removal from the register
  • Removed following a hearing of the professional conduct committee (PCC)
  • Removed from the register on instruction from the General Council under Section 10 of the Act

You can restore your name to the register if:

  • your registration lapsed
  • you did not submit your CPD summary or it was not accepted, or
  • you took voluntary removal from the register.

How to restore your name to the register

It is an offence to practise as a chiropractor in the UK without General Chiropractic Council registration. We strongly recommend not booking any patients until you have received confirmation from us that your name has been restored to the register.

Please note, we will normally look at your application within 24 hours of its arrival. However, if you are sending us a self-assessment questionnaire as you have not been registered for two or more years, please allow 7 days for us to reply to you.


You may apply for restoration to the register at any time by:

  1. Completing the application form (word) (pdf)

  2. If you have not been registered for 2 or more years, we also ask that you complete a self-assessment form, to show that you have remained up to date with your chiropractic skills since you were last registered.

  3. Completing a CPD record summary for any period you were on the Register

  4. If you were removed from the register as you failed to complete your CPD, you will also need to provide evidence of CPD completed since you were last registered, up to a total of 150 hours, details can be found here

  5. Providing a copy of your passport 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

  6. If you wish to practise as a chiropractor in the UK, you will need to provide evidence of your professional indemnity (insurance) arrangements before we restore your name

  7. Sending us the restoration fee

CPD requirement

If you have not already done so, you must fill in a CPD summary sheet for the period of the last CPD year that you were registered. For example, if you were removed from the register on 31 December 2018, you must have completed CPD for the four months from the 1 September to 31 December 2018.

CPD is calculated at a rate of 2.5 hours per month, 1.25 hours must include learning with others.

If you were removed from the register for failing to complete your CPD or submit a summary you will need to provide evidence of CPD from the end of the last CPD year you were required to send a CPD summary sheet.

In the above example this would be from 1 September 2018 to the date you apply for restoration to the register. There is a maximum amount of 5 years of CPD, or 150 hours in total, 75 of which must include learning with others. Details of what is acceptable as evidence of your CPD can be found here.

If you took voluntary removal from the register or your registration lapsed, you will need to fill in a CPD summary sheet only to cover the period that you were registered. You will not be expected to complete CPD for the period of time that you were not on the register. You need include full months only.

If you were removed from the register by a hearing of the Professional Conduct Committee, contact the registrations team. Only the professional conduct committee can instruct the Registrar to restore your name to the Register. This can only happen if 10 or more months have elapsed since your removal. If this applies to you, please contact the registrations team.

If the General Council instructed the Registrar to remove your name from the Register under Section 10 of the Chiropractors Act, 1994, you will not be eligible for restoration to the register and will need to make a fresh application for initial registration. Please check your eligibility here.

UK applicants

This page is for UK applicants with a recognised chiropractic degree wishing to apply for registration

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EU applicants

This section is for EU (European) or EEA (European Economic Area) applicants wishing to apply for registration.

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EU temporary registration

This section is for EU (European) or EEA (European Economic Area) applicants wishing to apply for temporary registration.

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Non-EU applicants

Find out how to register if you hold an overseas chiropractic qualification that is non-UK and outside of EU/EEA

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