Trained in the UK

How to join the register

In total, this shouldn’t take more than 20 working days. Here’s how it works.

What happens when I finish my course?

Your university will:

  • upload your course and personal details to our database
  • send us a declaration of your good health and character.

Once we have everything from your university we’ll send you a letter to let you know and tell you how to create your NMC Online account.

How do I get on the register?

You’ll need to use your NMC Online account to pay the registration fee of £120 and fill in your application. At that point, you’ll need to declare any police cautions or criminal convictions.

What happens next?

Once you’ve applied online, we’ll review your application. If we have everything we need, you’ll be on our register within 2-10 working days. Sometimes we might need a bit more information from you or your university, but we will keep you updated throughout and you can check how it’s going through your NMC Online account.

Once it’s done we will let you know and you can download and print your statement of entry.

Potential employers will also be able to use our online confirmation service to check you’ve been registered – the statement of entry isn’t proof on its own.

Is there a time limit? 

If you apply more than six months after finishing your course we’ll need to get a bit more information from you as part of your application process.

If you apply more than five years after finishing your course, get in touch with us and we’ll tell you what you need to do.

Welcome to the register, and good luck with the rest of your career.