Who Can Apply and Application Routes
The Healthcare Scientist Practitioner Register consists of four parts; Healthcare Science Practitioners (incorporating Genetic Counsellors), Higher Specialist Scientists, Medical Illustrators, and Clinical Physiologists (incorporating Clinical Exercise Physiologists).
You can apply to Join the Healthcare Science Register if you have completed a UK approved education programme via the following routes:
- Option 1: Accredited Practitioner Training Programmes – a full list of current and historic UK Approved Programmes can be found in the List of UK Approved Programmes document
- Option 2: An AHCS Certificate of Equivalence; or
- Option 3: An AHCS Certificate of Competence.
You will need to supply evidence that evidence you have successfully completed one of the approved registration routes above, you will also have to supply additional information in support of your application. Full details can be found in AHCS Registration Rules
Genetic Counsellors, specialised healthcare professionals who have been trained in the science of human genetics and psychosocial counselling and have met the standards set by the Genetic Counsellor Registration Advisory Board (GCRAB) should continue to apply through the GCRAB website as the Board will continue to be responsible for assessing applications using its existing processes.
If you are registered with the AHCS Genetic Counsellor Register, will need to renew your registration through the AHCS portal system. You will need to complete the below steps. If you cannot fulfil renewal criteria, please contact
You may wish to refer to the Renewal Guidance for help and support.
The fee to renew your Genetic Counsellor registration is £120 which will be taken by Direct Debit. If you cannot pay through Direct Debit, please contact
members (Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland) with current Accredited Vascular Scientist status (AVS) are eligible to join the Academy for Healthcare Science Clinical Physiology register.
Members who wish to join the register should first contact the Membership Secretary of the via email: membership@.org.uk . The Membership Secretary will check that the AVS status is valid and securely transfer contact details to enable an account to be set up.
members will then receive details from the Academy about how to complete the registration process.
The route to registration is summarised below: