Renewal of APC

Online renewal for APC's is now open.  To renew your 2019/2020 APC please click here or alternatively you can copy and paste this link into your browswer

If you have not used the online system before, you will need to activate your account. Enter your registration number (find it here if you do not know it) and then activate your account by clicking the link “Activate now” located above “Sign into your profile”.

If you used the online facility last year to renew your APC, your account will already be activated. To access your account, enter your registration number and password. If you cannot remember your password, click on “Forgot password” and you will be able to re-set your account.

If you are applying for your APC after 30 April 2019 please contact us for a hard copy application form. 

Expiry of APC

Each annual practising certificate (APC) year starts on 1 April and finishes on 31 March.

Currency of APC

Every practitioner who submits a complete application for renewal, including the required fee, is regarded as holding that APC from the date when the Council receives the application until the date it is issued or the practitioner is notified by the Registrar that it will not be issued. (NB: Please note that this is not the date on which you posted your application - it is the date that it is received by the Council).


Some employers organise the payment of the APC fee on behalf of practitioners. If this is the case, you must make sure that your employer pays the fee by the due date, as it is the practitioner's responsibility to ensure he or she has a current practising certificate.

Receipts for payments are sent with the APC.