Registration fees

This page sets out the various fees the GCC charges for applications.


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


What do we you do with the fee?

We use the fees to perform our statutory function.

The GCC’s primary role is to protect patients. We do this by:

  • Maintaining a register of chiropractors
  • Setting standards of education and practice
  • Investigating chiropractors when issues are brought to our attention.


What are the registration fees?

Our registration fees are as follows:

  Practising Non-practising
Initial registration fee £750 £100
Annual retention fee £800 £100
Transfer to practising fee      £800
Restoration fee £750 £100

Test of competence

Test of competence* fees as of 1 January 2017 are £2,000

*Only those applicants who hold an overseas chiropractic qualification need take the test of competence for initial registration.

How do I pay the fee?

The GCC offers applicants and registrants several ways to pay your fees. Please note that all fees must be paid before registration or retention on the Register is granted.

Credit or debit card

New applicants, restorers to the Register and those transferring to practising registration will need to fill in their card details on the relevant application form

To pay your retention fee with a card you will need to login to My GCC

Electronic transfer

Please note that there are different types of electronic transfer, some are immediate and others can take three working days to arrive into the GCC account. You will need to check with your bank first. 
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 as a reference so that we can trace your payment.

Important: You will need to cover any fees for the transfer so that the full amount reaches our account. This could happen if you are making a payment from an overseas bank account. You will only be registered once the full fee has arrived. 

Payment options for retention on the Register

In addition to paying by cheque, credit/ debit card or electronic transfer, applicants for retention on the Register may also pay by:

Direct debit


How long does my registration last?

The registration year is from 1 January to 31 December. The year end is the same at whatever point in the year you are registered, transferred or restored to the Register. Also, 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 be aware that you will only be registered until 31 December if you pay the retention fee for the following registration year. 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.

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

The rules that govern the GCC do not allow us to offer applicants pro-rata fees. This means that applicants will need to pay the full fee at whatever point in the year they join, transfer, rejoin or retain their name on the Register.

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