Regulated Professions

A profession is regulated when it has a legal or regulatory requirement for a professional to register with a regulatory body prior to practising that profession. The regulatory body is responsible for assessing a professional’s prior training and experience to determine whether they are suitably qualified to practise. If your profession falls into this category and you would like to practise it in the UK, it will be necessary to contact the regulatory body directly.

Please note that in the UK, some competences such as education and law are devolved to the separate nations of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Please check to confirm whether your profession is regulated where you wish to practise.

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The professions listed below are included in Statutory Instrument 2007 No. 2781, as modified by Statutory Instruments 2013 No. 732, 2019 No. 312 and 2020 No. 1038. Some exceptions apply and are indicated within the sections below.

Animal Care and Veterinary

The profession listed with an asterix (*) below is included in Statutory Instrument 2019 454.

Farriers Registration Council
Sefton House, Adam Court, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5PP
0290 825 880
https://www.farrier-reg.gov.uk/overseas-applications
[email protected]

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Secretary and Registrar, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London, SW1 2AF
0207 222 2001
https://www.rcvs.org.uk/registration/applications-veterinary-nurses/overseas-qualified-veterinary-nurses/
[email protected]

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Secretary and Registrar, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London, SW1 2AF
0207 222 2001
https://www.rcvs.org.uk/registration/applications-veterinary-surgeons/
[email protected]

Architecture

The profession listed below is included in Statutory Instrument 2019 No. 717.

Architects Registration Board
8 Weymouth Street, London, W1W 5BU
020 7580 5861
https://arb.org.uk/architect-information/applying-for-registration-for-the-first-time/
[email protected]

Construction

Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services Ltd
PO Box 6804, Basingstoke, RG24 4NB
0800 408 5500
https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help-and-advice/becoming-registered/apply-now/
[email protected]

Education

Teaching Regulation Agency
Cheylesmore House, 5 Quinton Road, Coventry, CV1 2WT
0207 593 5394
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/qualified-teacher-status-qts
[email protected]

General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland
3rd Floor Albany House, 73-75 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AF
028 9033 3390
https://gtcni.org.uk/registration/getting-registered
[email protected]

General Teaching Council for Scotland
Clerwood House, 96 Clemiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT
0131 314 6000
https://www.gtcs.org.uk/registration/qualified-outside-scotland.aspx
[email protected]

Education Workforce Council
9th Floor, Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB
029 2046 0099
https://www.ewc.wales/site/index.php/en/registration/practitioners-trained-outside-wales.html
[email protected]

Education Workforce Council
9th Floor, Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB
029 2046 0099
https://www.ewc.wales/site/index.php/en/registration/practitioners-trained-outside-wales.html
[email protected]

Health and Social Care

The professions listed below are included in Statutory Instrument 2019 No. 593.

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

The General Chiropractic Council
Park House, 186 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
020 7713 5155
https://www.gcc-uk.org/education-and-registration/join-the-register
[email protected]

General Dental Council
Registrar, 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DG
020 7167 6000
https://www.egdc-uk.org/Application/RouteToRegistration
https://contactus.gdc-uk.org/

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

General Dental Council Registrar, 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DG
020 7167 6000
https://www.egdc-uk.org/Application/RouteToRegistration
https://contactus.gdc-uk.org/

General Dental Council Registrar, 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DG
020 7167 6000
https://www.egdc-uk.org/Application/RouteToRegistration
https://contactus.gdc-uk.org/

General Dental Council Registrar, 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DG
020 7167 6000
https://www.egdc-uk.org/Application/RouteToRegistration
https://contactus.gdc-uk.org/

General Dental Council Registrar, 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DG
020 7167 6000
https://www.egdc-uk.org/Application/RouteToRegistration
https://contactus.gdc-uk.org/

General Dental Council Registrar, 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DG
020 7167 6000
https://www.egdc-uk.org/Application/RouteToRegistration
https://contactus.gdc-uk.org/

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Nursing and Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PZ
0207 637 7181
https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/register-nurse-midwife/

Nursing and Midwifery Council
23 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PZ
0207 637 7181
https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/register-nursing-associate/

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

General Dental Council
Registrar, 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DG
020 7167 6000
https://www.egdc-uk.org/Application/RouteToRegistration
https://contactus.gdc-uk.org/

General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House, 176 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 3LU
020 7357 6655
https://www.osteopathy.org.uk/training-and-registering/how-to-register-with-the-gosc/
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland
73 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HL
028 9032 6927
https://www.psni.org.uk/registration/pharmacist-registration/
[email protected]

General Pharmaceutical Council
25 Canada Square, London, E14 5LQ
0203 713 800
https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/registration/registering-pharmacy-technician
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Social Care Wales
Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1EW
0300 30 33 444
https://socialcare.wales/registration/how-to-apply
[email protected]

Northern Ireland Social Care Council
7th Floor Millenium House, 19-25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AQ
028 9041 7600
https://niscc.info/internationally-qualified-social-workers/
[email protected]

Scottish Social Services Council
Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive, Dundee, DD1 4NY
0345 603 0891
https://www.sssc.uk.com/knowledgebase/article/KA-01106/en-us
[email protected]

Social Care Wales
Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1EW
0300 30 33 444
https://socialcare.wales/registration/how-to-apply
[email protected]

Health and Care Professions Council
Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU
0300 500 4472
https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/
[email protected]

Law

General Council of the Bar
289-293 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HZ
020 7242 0082
https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/training-qualification.html
[email protected]

The Bar of Northern Ireland, the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland
Bar Library, 91 Chichester Street, Belfast, BT1 3JP
028 9024 1523
https://www.barofni.com/page/becoming-a-barrister%20
https://www.barofni.com/contact/form

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Kempston Manor, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7AB
01234 84 1000
https://www.cilex.org.uk//membership/apply_online
[email protected]

The Law Society of Scotland
Atria One, 114 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX
0131 226 7411
www.lawscot.org.uk
[email protected]

Association of Costs Lawyers
Costs Lawyers Standards Board, Centurion House Deansgate, 129 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WR
0161 956 8969
https://clsb.info/for-costs-lawyers/foreign-qualified-costs-lawyers/
[email protected]

The Law Society of Scotland
Atria One, 114 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX
0131 226 7411
www.lawscot.org.uk
[email protected]

Council for Licensed Conveyancers
WeWork, 131 Finsbury Pavement, London, EC2A 1NT
03859 0904
https://www.clc-uk.org/lawyers/switching-to-clc-regulation/
[email protected]

Council for Licensed Conveyancers
WeWork, 131 Finsbury Pavement, London, EC2A 1NT
03859 0904
https://www.clc-uk.org/lawyers/switching-to-clc-regulation/
[email protected]

Master of the Faculties
The Faculty Office, 1 The Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JT
020 7222 5381 (ext 7168)
https://www.facultyoffice.org.uk/notaries/become-a-notary/overview/
[email protected]

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
2nd Floor Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London, EC1N 2JD
0207 405 9450
https://ipreg.org.uk/pro/admission-to-register/applications-non-uk-qualified-professionals
[email protected]

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
2nd Floor Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London, EC1N 2JD
0207 405 9450
https://ipreg.org.uk/pro/admission-to-register/applications-non-uk-qualified-professionals
[email protected]

Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys
CITMA Office, 5th Floor, Outer Temple, 222-225 Strand, London, WC2R 1BA
020 7101 6090
https://ipreg.org.uk/pro/admission-to-register/applications-non-uk-qualified-professionals
[email protected]

Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys
CITMA Office, 5th Floor, Outer Temple, 222-225 Strand, London, WC2R 1BA
020 7101 6090
https://ipreg.org.uk/pro/admission-to-register/applications-non-uk-qualified-professionals
[email protected]

The Law Society of Northern Ireland
96 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GN
028 9023 1614
https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/transferring-from-another-jurisdiction
[email protected]

The Law Society
The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN
0121 329 6800
https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts/qlts-guidance

Science

Royal Society of Chemistry
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1V 0BA
0207 437 8656
www.rsc.org

Security

Transport and Maritime

Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South, West Sussex, RH6 0YR
01293 567 171
www.caa.co.uk
[email protected]

Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South, West Sussex, RH6 0YR
01293 567 171
www.caa.co.uk
[email protected]

Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency
Transport Office, The Axis Building, 112 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 6LP
0300 200 1122
https://www.gov.uk/become-car-driving-instructor
[email protected]

Department of Environment for N.I
Driver and Vehicle Agency, Balmoral Road, Malone Lower, Belfast, BT12 6QL
028 9054 7933
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/how-become-approved-driving-instructor-adi#toc-9
[email protected]

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DR
020 7944 8300
https://www.gov.uk/become-motorcycle-instructor

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG
023 8032 9128
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-uk-cocfishing-vessel-officers

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG
023 8032 9128
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-uk-cocfishing-vessel-officers

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG
023 8032 9128
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-uk-cocfishing-vessel-officers

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG
023 8032 9128
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-uk-cocfishing-vessel-officers

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG
023 8032 9128
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-uk-cocfishing-vessel-officers

Energy Division - Diving Operations Strategy Team - Health and Safety Executive
Rosebury Court, St Andrews Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0HS
www.hse.gov.uk
[email protected]

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG
023 8032 9128
https://www.gov.uk/boatmasters-licence/how-to-apply

Other

Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board
Peterbridge House, 3 The Lakes, Northampton, NN4 7HE
01604 231950
www.wamitab.org.uk
[email protected]

Department of Economic Development
176 Newtownbreda Road, Belfast, BT8 4QS
02890 253 900
www.economy-ni.gov.uk

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Office for Product Safety and Standards, 4th Floor Cannon House, 18 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6BS
0121 345 1201
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-product-safety-and-standards
[email protected]