Leaving the register

We know that sometimes circumstances change. If you no longer need or want to be registered with us, you can apply to have your details removed from our register.

Applying to have your details removed from our register is called ‘voluntary removal’. It’s free to do. Here are the answers to some common questions we get asked about leaving the register.

Applying for voluntary removal:

  • allows you to decide when your register entry is removed
  • makes it easier and cheaper to re-join the register if you want to (if you re-join within 12 months, the fee you’ll pay is less than if you let your registration expire)

As part of your application, you’ll need to tell us about any issues which could affect your current fitness to practise. We’ll consider these issues when deciding whether to accept your application for voluntary removal.