AHCS Schedule of Application & Renewal Fees 2019/20
The following fees are charged by the AHCS. The fees cover the administration of the applications and registers, and are non-refundable once an application has been submitted.
|AHCS ACCREDITED REGISTRATION||Application & Annual Renewal Fee|
|Higher Specialist Scientist (HSS) Register||£50*|
|Healthcare Scientist Practitioner Register||£30|
|Healthcare Scientist Practitioner Register (Graduate rate)||£5|
|Medical Illustrator Register||£30|
|Clinical Physiologist Register||£30|
* The fee for new HSS Registration applications is currently waived for the first year.
|AHCS EQUIVALENCE||Application Fee|
|Scientist Training Programme (STP) Equivalence||£380|
|Higher Specialist Scientist (HSS) Equivalence||£280|
|Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) Equivalence||£50|
|Certificate of Competence (COC)||£50|
Tax relief on registration fees
With effect from 6 April 2017, AHCS registrants have been able to obtain a deduction against income tax for their annual registration fees. The Academy’s name appears on the approved bodies on Gov.UK (“List 3”) as ‘Healthcare Science, Academy of’
- The tax relief is only available against fees paid since April 2017 and cannot be backdated.
- If your employer has reimbursed you for your fees, or has paid them on your behalf, you cannot claim a deduction.
The following link provides guidance for Employees on claiming back tax against expenses:
The following link provides guidance for Employers covering the cost of employees’ subscriptions and professional fees:
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