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:

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

GCRAB Members

Genetic Counsellor Registration

Genetic Counsellors who have caried out highly specialised training in the science of human genetics and psychosocial counselling and have met the standards set by the Genetic Counsellor Registration Advisory Board (GCRAB) should apply for registration by creating a profile through the AHCS portal

To fee to join the Genetic Counsellor register is £220.

For detailed information on the requirements and application process. Please see the following documentation;

Please visit the following page to see additional documentation relevant to Registration https://www.ahcs.ac.uk/registration/psa-accredited-register/healthcare-science-practitioner-register/standards-rules-guidance/

This includes; Good Scientific Practice, Standards for Continuing Professional Development, the AHCS Registration and Fitness to Practise Rules and an additional guidance section.


Genetic Counsellor Registration Renewal

If you are currently registered on the AHCS Genetic Counsellor Register, you will need to renew your registration through the AHCS portal

You may wish to refer to the Renewal Guidance and maintaining registration page for help and support.

The annual Genetic Counsellor renewal fee is £120 and includes your GCRAB membership fee. If you are unable to pay via Direct Debit, please contact our admin team on 

If you have any questions or if you cannot fulfil renewal criteria, please contact 

SVTGBI Members

SVTGBI 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 SVT via email: membership@svtgbi.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.

SVT members will then receive details from the Academy about how to complete the registration process.

The route to registration is summarised below:

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