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Information for current and prospective Accredited Registers



If you are an organisation with a register of health or care practitioners, there are many benefits to being accredited. 

  • You’ll be part of a government-backed initiative that gives the public independent assurance that you are registered with a body that is trusted to protect the public and promote good practice
  • You can display our Quality Mark to give service users reassurance about your technical competence, personal behaviour and business practice
  • You’ll be recognised by a range of public bodies and the public as being committed to good practice and professionalism
  • You’ll be part of a community of practitioners committed to high standards and share good practice.  
  • We will support you when you raise matters of importance to health and care and public safety.

Being accredited shows your register’s commitment to high standards and protecting the public. This helps to increase public confidence.

Are you already accredited?

There are many resources on this website to help you manage your accreditation with us, including guidance on all our processes, information on our fees, our complaints process and much more. 

Are you considering applying for accreditation?

Our simple applying for accreditation guide explains our process step by step. Once accredited, registers need to renew every one to three years.




A Government-backed programme

The Minister of State for Health and Secondary Care, Will Quince MP, says about the Accredited Registers programme:

‘There are many health and social care roles which can be carried out without statutory regulation. The Accredited Registers programme, run by the Professional Standards Authority, ensures that people receiving care from professionals working in unregulated roles are better protected.

The PSA quality mark demonstrates a register’s commitment to high standards of care and provides assurance around professional standards and ethical behaviours.’

Useful links/helpful information

You can find out more details about how to apply and our process, including forms and guidance on our Standards for Accredited Registers in the Resources section of our website

Talk to our team

If you would like to find out more about the programme or talk through the process, get in touch with our Accreditation team by emailing

Report on results of consultation on introducing an EDI standard for Accredited Registers

We've now published the report on the outcome of the consultation that we ran between October 2022 and January 2023. You can read the full report in English and Welsh. Or you can find a summary of the key statistics in this infographic.