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Optometrists and dispensing opticians currently registered in the United Kingdom who wish to apply for registration to practise in another country will normally require us to supply a Certificate of Current Professional Status (CCPS) to the relevant registration and/or regulatory authority.
The CCPS will include details of your full name, gender, nationality, GOC number, registered address, date of birth, qualifications, current registration status and concluded and outstanding fitness to practise matters. The CCPS is valid for three months from the date of issue.
How to apply for a CCPS
- Complete the application for a Certificate of Current Professional Status
- Pay the £25.00 fee.
Once a completed application has been received, a PayPal invoice will be issued for you to make payment.
Once the fee has been paid we will process your application and a CCPS will be sent to your nominated regulator.
When will the CCPS be ready?
We aim to process applications within five working days of receipt of a properly completed application form and payment. While we recognise that overseas regulators may have their own timeframes and processes, and we will endeavour to assist you to meet application deadlines, please ensure that your application is timely and accurate.
The completed CCPS will normally be posted directly to the regulatory body you specify in the application form. We may also be able to send a copy electronically to the overseas regulator. A copy of the CCPS will be sent to you if indicated on your application form.