Following consultations with advanced and consultant practitioners, the College Board of Trustees has extended the length of re-accreditation cycles.
Re-accreditation for advanced practitioners currently takes place every two years, but this will be extended to three years.
For consultant practitioners, re-accreditation will take place every four years, extending the three year cycle by one year.
The re-accreditation cycle for assistant practitioners will remain at two years.
The changes come as a result of feedback from advanced and consultant practitioners.
Practitioners are required to undertake ongoing CPD as per HCPC and professional body requirements, even though the accreditation periods have been increased.
More detailed guidance will be published for those who will be affected by the changes or are unsure whether the changes will affect them.
Practitioners currently working on accreditation should continue to do so, and for those submitting for the first time, submission can be made when ready.
For further information, email Louise Coleman, professional officer for education and accreditation.