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Nurses can print registration certificates online.

Nurses, along with other Australian health practitioners, can now print their own copy of their Certificate of Registration in a new online service launched by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in July.

AHPRA Chief Executive Officer Martin Fletcher said the health practitioner information on the Certificate of Registration copy would be taken directly from the National Register of Health Practitioners.

According to Mr Fletcher, the new service was developed in response to practitioner demand and gives practitioners the ability to supply a Certificate of Registration--for example, for employer records or to support a skills assessment application for visa purposes.

This new service complements the Certificate of Registration, which AHPRA will continue to send all health practitioners when they renew their registration on an annual basis.

Mr Fletcher confirmed that the National Register remained the real-time source of registration information about all registered practitioners.

'Employers should always refer to the online National Register to access the most up-to-date information', he said.

A subscription service for employers to bulk-check employee registration is available on the AHPRA website (www.ahpra.gov.au). Health practitioners can check their details on the National Register by following the link on the home page and using their name and profession to search the Register.

The printed certificate of registration is clearly labelled as a copy produced from the National Register.

'The service prints the information held on the National Register at the time and records the date it was printed. the certificate also directs users to the online public register for the most up-to-date registration information,' said Mr Fletcher.

Nurses will need to use their unique user ID and password provided by AHPRA to print a copy of their Certificate of Registration.

To print a copy of the certificate, visit www.ahpra.gov.au
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