FAQs on registration renewal

FAQs on administration

When will I be asked to renew my registration?

The registration year runs from 1st April to the following 31st March. Every September the Bach Centre sends a reminder to everybody due to renew within that period. A further reminder is sent in November.

So, for example:

  • If you joined the register on 1st April 2020 your first renewal is due the 1st April 2021 – but you won’t be reminded to pay until September 2021.
  • If you joined the register on the 31st March 2020 your first renewal is due on 31st March 2021. You will be reminded to pay in September 2020. However, you will not be removed from the register until you have gone past your renewal due date, i.e. 31st March 2021

How do I get a receipt for the renewal fee?

If you received a hard-copy renewal reminder through the post you can keep a copy for your records along with your credit card statement or bank receipt showing you sent the money.

If you renewed online using Paypal or Stripe, please print out and keep a copy of the confirmation email that will be sent you. If you renew by credit card outside the online system, keep a copy of your credit card statement which will show the payment to the Centre.

How do I know my renewal has been received?

We email an acknowledgement when your registration is updated. We don’t send acknowledgements by post to reduce administration costs. Contact the organisation to which you sent your renewal if you are concerned that something has gone astray, or contact the Bach Centre direct.

Who will read my Continuing Professional Development record?

You keep a record yourself and simply confirm you are doing this when you renew. You may be selected for audit, and if you are the person who contacts you will be the person who will read the report you send in. All information is received in confidence.

See our full guide to Continual Professional Development.

I have been off the register for some time but I would like to go back on. What do I have to do?

It’s easy to rejoin online. If you don’t have a record of your practitioner registration number put “not known” in that box and we will try to look it up for you – or contact the Bach Centre and ask.

I renewed my registration but my contact information is not on the bachcentre.com referral list. Why not?

The commonest reason for not appearing on the referral list is that you didn’t confirm you were engaged in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities. You can look up your registration status to see if that is the case.

If you did confirm you were keeping a record of CPD, or if you didn’t but have decided you want to, contact us.

The names only of inactive BFRPs – i.e. those not involved in CPD or otherwise not looking for more clients – are listed separately on the web site.

I don’t want to go on the referral lists. Do I still have to do Continuing Professional Development?

If for any reason you do not want to be on the referral lists then you don’t need to engage in CPD.

I live in Spain but I’m French. Can I receive registration reminders in French?

Yes – please contact the Bach Centre and mark your email for the attention of Stefan Ball. And when you renew online you can choose which language you prefer to use, from the options currently available.

FAQs on retired practitioners

Do I have to pay a renewal fee if I am retired?

The Bach Centre waives re-registration fees for practitioners who are both aged 65 or over and not working professionally with the remedies. Working professionally means receiving money for any activity that involves the remedies, such as seeing paying clients, selling stock or treatment bottles, teaching or lecturing or presenting for money and any other paid activity.

If you are below the age limit or accepting money for something you to with the remedies you still have to pay the renewal fee.

I am over 65 and I don’t do paid work involving the remedies. How do I apply to have the fee waived?

Write to the Centre explaining your situation and ask for the fee to be waived.

Can I be listed for referrals when I am retired?

We only list active practitioners for referrals, and to be active you need to be available for paying clients. If you want to be listed for referrals, then, you have to pay the renewal fee and confirm you are involved in CPD, regardless of your age.

If I have had my fees waived because of retirement. Will I have to apply again next year?

Once your fee has been waived because of retirement you will not be included in registration renewal mailshots, and you will continue on the register indefinitely. Do remember though to contact us if you change your address.

I retired but now I want to go back into practice. What do I do?

If you decide you would like to become an active practitioner again, you need to pay the renewal fee in the normal way, and confirm you will keep a record of 20 hours of Continual Professional Development per year.

I am not retired. Can the renewal fee be waived under any other circumstances?

If you are going through a financially difficult time we may agree to waive your renewal fee temporarily.

Please write in confidence to Stefan Ball at the Bach Centre. Note that if we waive your fee for economic reasons this will be for a period of one year and you will be expected to renew in the normal way when the next renewal period arrives.