Make a declaration
Anyone applying to join, renew or restore to the General Optical Council register must make a declaration.
You may not be fit for registration if (amongst other grounds) you have:
- any criminal convictions
- disciplinary action from another regulator or physical/mental health issues.
Failure to make a declaration may lead to your fitness being questioned and investigated.
If you need help email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Declarations for bodies corporate
- Declarations guidance for fully-qualified registrants
- Declarations guidance for student registrants
Criminal offence declarations are dealt with on a case-by-case basis in line with our protocol:
This policy explains the purpose of retaining registrants who have not met the GOC’s registration requirements:
Making a declaration if you are not applying for registration, restoration or renewal
If you have any concerns about your fitness to be registered, our professional standards require you to make a declaration.
You can make a declaration at any time by completing the declaration form below.
Do not complete this form if you are completing a registration application, restoration application or renewal application, please use the declaration section provided as part of the application form.