Requirements for NMC revalidation

11. Can I Request an extension to submit my revalidation application?

 The NMC have said they will not usually consider any requests for extensions to submit a revalidation application. You should have met the requirements during the three years prior to the renewal of your registration. However, if you believe that you have a good reason why you cannot submit your revalidation application by the specified date, you must contact the NMC as far in advance of your revalidation application date as possible to discuss your situation. The NMC state in their guidance that they are only able to grant an extension prior to the date your registration is due to lapse. Any extensions will only be granted for a period of up to six weeks. In granting an extension, the NMC will take into account:

  • whether you have contacted the NMC in advance of the date your revalidation application is due;
  • the reason why you cannot submit your revalidation application by the specified date;
  • whether you are capable of completing the outstanding revalidation requirements and submitting your application within the additional period of time;
  • whether there are any concerns about your fitness to practise, and
  • whether the annual fee has been or will be paid by the required date.

Any extension the NMC agree in relation to your revalidation application would not include an extension to the date on which your annual fee is due to be paid.There is a step-by-step guide to registering online:http://www.nmc.org.uk/Registration/NMC-Online/