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Agency Nursing Revalidation

What is revalidation?

Revalidation is the new process that all nurses and midwives need to go through in order to renew their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

At present, nurses and midwives are required to renew their registration every three years.

You will need to complete the following to revalidate:

  • 450 practice hours - over the three years prior to the renewal of your registration.
  • 35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) - must be relevant to your practice as a nurse and over the three years prior to the renewal of your registration. 20 hours must be through participatory learning.
  • At least five pieces of practice-related feedback - feedback can be informal/formal, written or verbal and from a number of sources including patients, service users, students and colleagues.
  • Five written reflections and one discussion - on the Code, your CPD and practice related feedback. You must discuss these reflections with another NMC-registered nurse.
  • Health and character declaration - you must declare if you have been convicted of any criminal offence or issued with a formal caution.
  • Professional Indemnity Arrangement
  • Confirmation from a third party - an appropriate third party confirmer is your line manager or an NMC registrant which you work with.

We recommend that all of the above is recorded in your portfolio ready to present at revalidation. Be sure to make a note of dates, hours undertaken, reflections, evidence, feedback, scope of practice and anything else that provides relevance to the completed practice or learning.

Step-by-step guide

Based on the NMC requirements, we have created a detailed document on each step of the revalidation process. Click here to download.


Relevant Links

  • What is Revalidation?
  • Why has it been introduced?
  • What do I need to do?
  • How to prepare for revalidation
  • Log-in to the RCNi Portfolio
  • Nurse Revalidation FAQs


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