How to revalidate during Covid-19

Revalidation is a key part of your professional life: it helps you to maintain safe and effective practice by supporting you to update your knowledge and develop new skills.

However, during the emergency we recognise that there are some factors that may make it difficult for you to complete your revalidation.

We've put together a document on how we'll support you to meet the requirements.

How to revalidate during Covid-19 (Cymraeg)

This document is also for those who support people on our register to meet the requirements, including confirmers, reflective discussion partners and employers. Please share this with them if you think it would be helpful.

Our revalidation requirements don't apply to people on the Covid-19 temporary register.

Deadline extensions

If you don't need an extension and are able to revalidate on time, please do so.

Due to revalidate from April 2021

If you're due to revalidate in April and beyond, you can request an eight week extension through your NMC Online account once your revalidation application is open.

Due to revalidate from January to March 2021

We’ve automatically extended your application date by 12 weeks if you're due to revalidate in January, February or March 2021. You’ll receive email confirmation of this.

Due to revalidate from November to December 2020

We’ve automatically extended your revalidation application date by an extra 12 weeks if you were due revalidate in November and December 2020. This will be added onto previous 12 week extension, giving a total extension period of 24 weeks.

Verifying your application

Every year we select a sample of revalidation applications and request further information so we can verify the information provided.

We temporarily suspended this verification process throughout the Covid-19 emergency, but we're planning to resume this for applications due in January 2021 onwards.

Paying your fee

If we grant you an extension to help you to meet the revalidation requirements, please pay your annual fee as normal before your original expiry date.

It's not possible to set up a direct debit within your extended revalidation period. If you want to set up a direct debit to spread the cost of your fee, you must do this before your original expiry date.

If you have a direct debit in place, your fee will be collected as normal. If you cancel your direct debit and enter your extended revalidation period you will not be able to set up a new direct debit and will have to pay by card.

Find out more about paying your fee.