Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
 

Practitioner Services

A range of services are available to health practitioners registered to practise in Australia.

  1. Practitioner online services, including:
  2. Check the status of your renewal application 
  3. Application forms 

Practitioner online services

Practitioner online services is our online account management area. It is easily accessed from the AHPRA and National Board websites. Click on ‘Login’ from the banner of any page to sign in. All practitioners are issued with a User ID and password when registered.

If you have a login but have forgotten your password you can request a password reset. A new password is emailed within 15 minutes. You can use online services to change the supplied password to one of your choosing at any time.

Once logged in, you will be able to:

Check your registration

You can check your health practitioner registration details in the national register of practitioners. The online register provides detailed information in accordance with section 225 of the National Law1 regarding a health practitioner’s registration. Information listed includes key dates, qualifications relied upon for registration and any conditions on the registration. The register is updated daily if conditions and undertakings, notations, a reprimand or suspension are added or removed from a practitioner’s registration.

All practitioners are issued with a national registration number which is also published in the national register.

See the definitions of terms in the national register for more information.

Other details not shown in the register can be obtained by contacting AHPRA.

Renew your registration

Watch this short video to learn how to renew your registration online.

AHPRA will send email renewal reminders to all health practitioners on behalf of the National Boards. Look out for these reminders as confirmation that online renewal is open. Practitioners with limited or provisional registration cannot renew online because extra information is required.

Read these quick tips for easy online renewal of your registration: Tips for renewing online

For a registration renewal FAQ visit the website of your National Board.

Certificates of Registration

The National Law provides for the issuing of Certificates of Registration following certain events during the period in which a health practitioner is registered. A hard copy Certificate of Registration is issued by AHPRA following approval of applications for initial registration or annually at renewal.

Practitioners can download a PDF copy of the Certificate of Registration. This free service is available using AHPRA’s online services along with the ability to update contact details and apply for renewal of registration.

  1. Once logged in to online services you will be directed to the practitioner home page.
  2. Click on the 'Download registration certificate' link below your registration details (view example).
  3. Your current Certificate of Registration will be displayed as a PDF document.
  4. Save this to your computer and print as required.

Practitioners can also request a hard copy Certificate of Registration. Each National Board has set a fee for this service, available in the Schedule of Fees for each Board. Hard copy certificates are delivered about four weeks (20 business days) after the date from which the application for initial registration has been approved or the re-issued certificate has been requested and paid for.

Certificates of Registration Status

When practitioners are seeking registration or employment that requires registration outside of Australia, the regulatory authority in that jurisdiction may require a Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS). This document is also referred to by some regulators as a Certificate of Good Standing or Certificate of Current Professional Status.

AHPRA can provide a CoRS direct to regulatory authorities in other countries and some other approved organisations, such as the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). The certificate is never provided to the requesting practitioner or an employer and can only be sent to an AHPRA approved regulatory body or organisation.

The certificate provided by AHPRA will:

  • identify the National Board and the recipient organisation 
  • list practitioner-specific information including key registration dates, details of any current proceedings, suspensions, cancellations and/or any other relevant information such as active conditions, undertakings, cautions and reprimands , and 
  • include the date of issue of the certificate.

See the links below to request a Certificate of Registration Status to be issued to an AHPRA-approved regulatory body or organisation:

Note: A practitioner can choose to nominate a regulatory body or organisation but if AHPRA determines that it is not a legitimate body for registering health practitioners in that jurisdiction, then AHPRA will not continue to process the application and is not obligated to refund the application fee.

Check the status of your renewal application

You can check the status of your renewal application to see if AHPRA has received your application and find out which stage it is in.

Application forms

You can download application forms from the Common application forms page which also has links to the profession-specific forms located on the websites of each of the National Boards.


1The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory

 
 
 
Page reviewed 4/10/2016