NMC UK Online Registration Portal – www.nmc.org.uk

Last Updated on November 8, 2022

Ready to register for a Nursing certificate and license in the UK? NMC Online is a secure service that allows you to manage your registration online.

NMC Online Registration in UK

The Nursing authority in the UK is the NMC – Nursing and Midwifery Council. Any nurse or midwife who wishes to practice in the UK must be registered and approved by the NMC.

Who is eligible to apply for NMC registration?

To be eligible to apply for nursing registration you must:

  • Hold a valid nursing license/registration, without restrictions, in the country in which you qualified or are currently practicing in.
  • Meet the English Language Requirements.
  • Your passport must have more than three months to expiry at the time you submit your application

NMC Online Registration Process

Step 1: Self-Assessment 

The NMC website provides you with a helpful pre-application checklist. This tool can help you work out:

  • What evidence you’ll need to provide if you decide to register with the NMC as a nurse or midwife
  • Who you may need to contact if you have any questions
  • What guidance you need to read

The checklist can be obtained by clicking here

Step 2: Complete the Eligibility and Qualification Application

  • Provide identity evidence
  • Provide qualification and registration information
  • Pay the evaluation fee £140 – non-refundable
  • Await the evaluation outcome

The following link will take you to the first page to set up your online account to begin your application process.

Step 3: Test of Competence

The test of competence ensures your knowledge and skills will allow you to practice safely within the UK. The test of competence consists of two parts.

  • a multiple-choice computer based theoretical test known as the CBT
  • a practical test known as the OSCE

You’ll need to pass both parts of the test before you can complete your registration application.

CBT (Computer Based Test) The following link will bring to you further information about the CBT, this will provide you with essential reading, test blueprints and standards of proficiency.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is a practical exam, made up of several stations based on clinical skills and clinical scenarios. The following link will provide you with information on how you can best prepare for your OCSE.

Simultaneously, when you are requested to complete the CBT and OSCE, you will need to provide the following in support your registration.

  1. Provide evidence of health 
  2. Evidence of character 
  3. Provide language evidence
  4. Confirm professional indemnity arrangement
  5. Pay registration fee

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Documents required include:

  • Passport (proof of any name change will also be required)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Qualification Certificate (Transcripts from School you did your training in)
  • Employment Certificate/Verification
  • Registration Certificates from each country you are registered
  • Full police Clearance from any country lived in the last 10 years 
  • You will be asked to print, complete and return registration verification, Form to Accompany Transcript of Training (FATT) and a good health declaration from your GP or Occupation Health Department.

Step 4: Complete Registration

On passing the CBT & OCSE, submitted final documentation and paid your registration fee, the NMC will then assess your application. This step may take between 30-90 days

The NMC will email you to inform you of their decision and your next steps. Please retain this email for your records.

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