We re-assess accreditation against our Standards for Accredited Registers every one to three years. If you are a new register, you will be reassessed at the beginning of your second year. Thereafter, registers move to a three yearly assessment cycle. We also make spot checks each year, such as checking the accuracy of information you are providing to the public or responding to safety concerns.
Any registers with Conditions are re-checked before their Condition is closed.
You can find out everything you need to know in our Guidance on Renewals.
How we collect information
To help inform our decision on renewing accreditation, we ask stakeholders for their views on registers through our Share Your Experience process. We will also gather information about your register from you using our Evidence Framework.
If we identify any concerns or significant changes to the operating of the register we carry out a targeted review. This allows us to gather more information, so that we can decide whether one or more of the Standards continues to be met.
What if a Standard is not met?
If a Standard is not met then we may issue Conditions. A Condition sets out what the register must do to meet the Standard, within a set timeframe. We also issue Recommendations to help improve practice and benefit the running of the register.
Once accredited, registers must tell us if anything significant changes so we can check the Standards are still met.
You can find out more details about how to renew accreditation from the Resources section on our website.