Protected professional English in Use Law PDF The designated titles below are protected by law. Anyone who uses one of these titles must be on our Register. A person who is not registered and who misuses a designated title is breaking the law and may be prosecuted.
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This table shows the professions we regulate and their corresponding designated titles. By using prefixes like this there is no intention to deceive. It is not an offence for an unregistered person to own or operate a business that provides services which are performed by HCPC registered practitioners, such as a podiatry or physiotherapy clinic, provided those services are provided by HCPC registrants. A person does not commit an offence if, without their knowledge or agreement, a third party describes them using a designated title.
For example, a newspaper article or a website link may incorrectly identify the person as a registered professional without any intention to deceive on the part of that person. A third party who makes false claims about another person’s title would be committing an offence if they knew the information was incorrect and did so with the intention to deceive. We aim to make sure the law is kept to and that members of the public are protected from being misled into thinking a person is a registered professional when they are not. In most cases, the person or third party is unaware of the law, or has simply made a mistake. However, if a person or third party does not respond to us or continues to commit an offence, they may be prosecuted, which could lead to a criminal record and a substantial fine.
If you want to make a complaint about the misuse of titles this must be done in writing. We will need evidence to show that an offence is being committed and this might be a brochure, leaflet or advertisement, a business card, invoice or letterhead or a directory entry or website. We will usually require a name and a contact details for the person. You should include all relevant information and evidence with your complaint. If you need any more information, please contact our Fitness to Practise Department. Jump to navigation Jump to search “College of Law” redirects here.