Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Registration Information

Registration Information

Registers of Practitioners

Practitioners, Employers and the Public are encouraged to access up to date registration information via the public National Registers of Practitioners. These registers provide 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. The registers are updated regularly following key events in the registration lifecycle including approval of applications and addition or removal of conditions and undertakings.

The National Registers of Practitioners are available here:

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 practitioner’s 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 4 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 outside of Australia the regulatory authority in that jurisdiction may require a Certificate of Registration Status. This document is also referred to as a Certificate of Good Standing and Certificate of Current Professional Status by some regulators.

Ahpra offers a service to practitioners to provide Certificates of Registration Status to regulatory authorities and some other approved organisations. The certificate will be issued directly to the organisation and Ahpra will never provide the certificate to the requesting practitioner.

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, conditions, undertakings, suspensions, cancellations and/or any other relevant information; and
  • Include the date of issue of the certificate.

To request a Certificate of Registration Status to be issued please complete and submit this form in full, including payment details:

Request for issue of certificate of registration status (Certificate of Good Standing) - ICRS-00 (647 KB,PDF)

Request for issue of certificate of registration status online

Ahpra’s Approved Regulatory Body or Organisation list

Page reviewed 29/07/2020