Registering with NRCPD could not be simpler. The entire process is completed online with support throughout.
We recommend that you have your professional indemnity insurance schedule and Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) Enhanced Disclosure certificate available before you start your application.
If you makes a mistake or are found to have been negligent in the services you provide, your client might claim compensation for loss or damages. In these cases professional indemnity insurance can protect you and your clients by covering legal costs and making sure compensation can be paid.
All NRCPD Registered communication professionals and NRCPD Trainees will have to show us they have appropriate professional indemnity insurance in place when they apply or renew after 1 April 2012.
You can provide your own insurance schedule, a letter from your employer confirming cover and enclosing a copy of their insurance schedule, or evidence to show you are covered by a professional association's insurance. It is your responsibility to make sure you have insurance for the full registration period that covers all the work you carry out as a communication professional.
The CRB disclosure service enables employers to make safer recruitment decisions by accessing information about their employees' criminal record history. It identifies those who may be unsuitable for certain work, especially when it involves children or vulnerable adults.
Vulnerable adults, for these purposes, includes anyone who "is receiving a service or participating in an activity which is specifically targeted at people with age-related needs, disabilities or prescribed physical or mental health conditions". It is highly likely that any deaf person over the age of 18 using the services of a communication professional would be defined under law as a vulnerable adult.
We are reviewing our policy and procedure on criminal record checks. We will issue fully revised guidelines on this later in 2012.
Currently we require sign language interpreters and translators to provide a criminal record enhanced disclosure certificate. The certificate must be less than three years old at the date of registration. From 1 April 2012 all regulated communication professionals must meet that requirement. Employers are responsible for making sure communication professionals are appropriately checked to work in their specific circumstances.
On the homepage you will see a section called For communication professionals. Click on this link and you will then see Access my account. By clicking this you will have two options, Sign Up as a New User and Login. If you haven't used the service before, fill in all the fields under Sign Up as a New User and click sign up, your account will be set up automatically. You will receive, normally within 60 minutes, an email from email@example.com confirming the account is set up, that email will include a link that you must click on to activate the account. If the email does not arrive in your inbox, it is possible your system filters might identify it as spam and send it to your spam or junk mail box.
Your account is ready for you to use as soon as you activate it. Sign in using the For communication professionals link on the homepage and then clicking Access my account. Under Login enter the email address and password you entered to set up the account.
You will see four icons. Start with My Information, and progress to the Applications section. If we require further information from you to support your application you will be directed to the Supporting Information section. You will be able to see when your application has been approved in the Registration Status section. If you are registering in more than one category, please submit your application only when you have completed details of all the registration categories you are applying for. Then you will be charged only the highest registration fee applicable. Separate applications will be charged individually.
The information you supply in the My Information section is solely for administrative purposes, it will not be published. At the end of the section you will find an option to create an advertisement to accompany your entry on the online register. You can include a wide range of information on your advertisement including contact details, assignment preferences, and qualifications. If you work solely for an agency, or only take bookings through a particular agency this is the place to enter their contact number.
We will send email confirmation of receiving your application and request from you any necessary supporting information. If your application is approved you will be sent an official confirmation letter and an ID card. Your entry will appear on the online register. Updates you make to your entries will appear no more than 24 hours after submission. Signature will invoice you directly for your registration fee. Non payment will result in the removal of your register entry.