Registration renewal

Response to COVID-19  

The Board and Ahpra are working with government, health services and others to support the registered health workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit the Ahpra website for the latest COVID-19 updates.

Important update on CPD requirements

The Board expects you to make reasonable efforts to complete your required CPD. However, we understand that some practitioners may have had trouble fully meeting CPD, particularly any face to face requirements, due to the impacts of COVID-19.

The Board will not take action if you have not been able to complete CPD for the 2020 – 21 registration period due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19 and you declare on your renewal application that you have not met the CPD Registration standard.

It’s important that you answer all questions honestly and accurately when completing your registration renewal and declare that you have not met the CPD requirements if that is the case. If you declare that you did not meet the CPD Registration standard the Board may request evidence in the future of what you have done to address any identified gaps in your CPD learning needs such as any interactive or face to face CPD requirements.

Given the importance of CPD and the increasing availability of flexible and COVID-safe CPD options, you will be expected to fully meet CPD requirements in future and when renewing in 2022.

Please see the registration renewal FAQs for more information.

General and non-practising registration renewal

The registration renewal date for psychologists with general or non-practising registration is 30 November. You can check your registration details and expiry date on the national registers of practitioners.

Make sure your contact details provided to AHPRA, including email, are current as you will be sent reminders when your registration is due. Look for these reminders from AHPRA as confirmation that online renewal is open. After receiving your reminder, go to the AHPRA login page.

See fees for the cost of annual renewal, including the late payment fee for renewal applications received during December.

If you do not renew your registration by 31 December (end of the one-month late period), your registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law and your name will be removed from the national register.

If you wish to keep practising and do not renew registration by 31 December, you must submit a fast track application for registration. Fast track application forms are available on the Board website or by calling the Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495 during January.

If submitting a fast track application, you cannot practise until your application is processed and your registration details are updated on the national register.

Important registration renewal dates

  • 30 November: Your registration expires. 
  • 1 December: Start of late period (late payment fee plus registration renewal fee). 
  • 1 January: Registration lapses (your name is removed from the national register).

Provisional registration renewal

The registration renewal date for psychologists with provisional registration is the date that you were granted provisional registration. You are required to renew your provisional registration every 12 months. You can check your registration details and expiry date on the national registers of practitioners.

Make sure your contact details provided to AHPRA, including email and postal address, are current so that we can remind you when your registration is due.

When completing your provisional registration renewal, you must provide evidence that you still require provisional registration in order to undertake a supervision program or postgraduate degree to become eligible for general registration. Because of this requirement for additional information, online renewal is not available for provisional registration.

If you do not renew your registration by the due date you are still able to renew your registration for one month after the due date, but you will be charged a late fee in addition to the renewal fee.

See fees for the cost of annual renewal, including the late payment fee.

If you do not renew your provisional registration within one month after the due date, your provisional registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law and your name will be removed from the national register. If you wish to continue to practise as a provisional psychologist you will need to make a new application for provisional registration. You must not practise until your application is processed and your registration details are updated on the national register.

Under the National Law provisional registration may only be renewed twice, therefore if you require provisional registration for more than three years (one year of initial registration plus two renewals) you must make a new application for provisional registration using the 'Application for provisional registration after three years of provisional registration' ARPP-76 form, available on the Forms page.

 
 
Page reviewed 1/10/2021