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Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists?

The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP), which was established in 2001, is a voluntary Registration Council and regulatory body for those clinical physiologists working in audiology, cardiology, gastro-intestinal physiology, neurology and respiratory physiology. The voluntary register compiled by RCCP currently has over 5000 registrants and their main objective is the campaign for implementing a system of statutory regulation for clinical physiologists.

Who can apply?

All practicing respiratory physiologists who meet the entry criteria can apply to become a first level member. All applications to the RCCP register are scrutinised to ensure that they meet the entry criteria.

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How much does it cost?

Annual renewal fee (1st May 2012 - 30th April 2013) = £40

New Applications (depending on application route)  = £50-75

How do I apply?

The standard route is by gaining an accredited BSc degree in an approved physiology based subject and ARTP/BTS examination Part 1 & Part 2. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered.

RCCP have now opened a voluntary M- level register in some of the modalities. The purpose of this M level register is to recognise that Clinical Physiologists in practice currently are qualified and practising at or above Masters level. Currently it not possible for Respiratory physiologists to apply for M-Level status but this may change in the future.

What do I need to do to stay on the register?

Members will have to produce evidence of continuing professional development (CPD). It is based on reflection on and in practice and over intervals of three years. RCCP will audit 3% of CPD records every 5 years from 2005.

What are the benefits to me?


  • Is recognised by NHS employers as an assurance of competence and professionalism
  • Have established relevant standards to prove competence to practice
  • Campaign for statutory registration for clinical physiologists

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