6. APC On-line registration
You will be aware the Annual Practising Certificate Renewal Process is underway, many of you have already completed it. For those who haven’t, our preference would be that you do it ASAP. HOWEVER, at a minimum, even if you have not completed all your professional development or more likely, not had time to record it, please make sure you apply before 1 April and declare that you are not yet fully compliant with recertification requirements. Reminder: you cannot practise without a current APC.
The Board does understand that you may have left recording your professional development until the “11th hour”, however, getting your application in before your current APC expires will enable you to continue practising, as you will be deemed to hold a practising certificate. (Late applications are NOT processed automatically, and you would need to cease practising legally until we issued your APC). We want you all to be able to continue practising and will have processes in place to work with you to relieve additional pressures where necessary.
The recertification audit is on hold until further notice.