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.
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.
Our registration fees are as follows:
|Initial registration fee
|Annual retention fee
|Transfer to practising fee
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.
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
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:
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:
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.
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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