We have today announced that registration application fees are being introduced from 1 January 2020. The fees are being brought in to cover the costs relating to applications, which are currently met by existing registered dental professionals.
The move brings registration applications in line with our policy on fee-setting, which seeks to remove cross subsidy between registrant groups wherever practicable. It also contributed to the reduced annual retention fees (ARF), which we announced earlier this year.
Registration application fees are to be made up of two parts; a flat rate to cover processing costs, and a variable rate to cover the costs of assessing the type of application received. This variable element results in six bands of fee, depending of the complexity of the assessment. Visit this page for full details of the fees.
The new fees apply to almost all applications for first registrations. A small number of categories will remain exempt from the fee, due to legal or practical considerations, until further notice. These are restorations and visiting EEA-qualified practitioners. In addition, applications to join a specialist list do not attract an application fee because they are held on a list, as opposed to a register, and are already subject to a fee.
For further information visit the registration application fee page.