Regularly checking the national Register of practitioners is an important way for employers to reduce risk and ensure safer practice. The Practitioner Information Exchange (PIE) allows approved healthcare organisations to easily check the details and registration status of the health practitioners they employ. A PIE browser subscriber can receive alerts about changes to a practitioner’s details or registration status via PIE Alerts, which is updated every 24 hours.
The PIE service is available to organisations that:
To use this service, organisations must be able to enter the Ahpra registration numbers of the practitioners they are seeking to look up or monitor.
This service allows you to check the registration status and related information of the health practitioners you employ at any time. This service can reduce operational risk and provides confidence that practitioners are working within their registration type, conditions, and scope of practice.
This service helps you meet compliance obligations by allowing you to monitor the status of practitioners’ registration. Alerts are generated every 24 hours and sent via email.
This service allows you to crosscheck the registration number and date of birth of health practitioners with Ahpra's records. If the details match, a full registration record is provided via the Find service. Please note, this is not a standard service and is only available to approved organisations upon application.
The browser access method allows you to access services by logging into an Employer Services portal via Ahpra’s website.
For organisations wishing to integrate PIE data into their website or application, the API web service offers the most automation and functionality. Information from the national Register of practitioners is provided in a structured XML data format within a secure IT environment, via a SOAP/Postman web service.
Examples of how PIE API is used:
Examples of how PIE Browser is used:
Each PIE query is charged $1 per unique query on a practitioner registration number*.
Subsequent queries on the same practitioner registration number are free for 12-months from when the organisation’s PIE account is created.
*This applies to all services except the Identity service. If you are interested in using the Identity service, please enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and to make an application for access.
The above fees are in addition to your annual Data Usage estimate. At the end of each billing period this estimate is reconciled so that you are only charged for the queries you make, with any extra usage incurring additional charges and any usage below the estimate refunded.
Please download the brochure for more details, and an example cost breakdown (96KB, PDF).