Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Practitioner Services

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

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

Practitioner online services

Practitioner online services, our online account management area, is easily accessed from the AHPRA and National Board websites. Click on ‘Your account’ 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 reset your password. You can also change your password at any time.

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

Once logged in, you will be able to:

Check your registration

You can check your health practitioner registration details in the national register. The register provides detailed information in accordance with section 225 of the National Law regarding a health practitioner’s registration. Information listed includes key dates, qualifications relied upon for registration and any conditions on the registration. If relevant, the register will inform of addition or removal of conditions and undertakings.

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

You can renew your registration online. On behalf of the National Boards, AHPRA will send renewal reminders to all health practitioners. Look out for these reminders as confirmation that online renewal is open. Note: practitioners with limited or provisional registration cannot renew online because there are extra information requirements.

Find out more about how to renew online: steps for renewing online (711 KB,PDF).

For a registration renewal FAQ visit the website of your National Board after receiving your reminder to renew.

Certificates of Registration

The National Law provides for the issuing of Certificates of Registration following certain events in a health practitioner’s registration lifecycle. AHPRA will issue a hard copy Certificate of Registration following approval of applications for initial registration.

Practitioners can opt out of receiving hard copy certificates and AHPRA provides all practitioners with the ability to generate a point in time electronic copy of the Certificate of Registration. This free service is available via the Health Practitioner 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 may also elect to request and pay for a replacement of a hard copy of a 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 will be delivered approximately 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 as a Certificate of Good Standing or Certificate of Current Professional Status by some regulators.

AHPRA offers a service to practitioners to provide a CoRS 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 nor to 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 
  • Include the date of issue of the certificate.

See 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.

Page reviewed 10/08/2016