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How to Register with RQIA

RQIA registers and regulates:

  • Adult placement agencies
  • Children's homes
  • Day care settings
  • Domiciliary care agencies
  • Independent clinics
  • Independent hospitals (including private dental practices)
  • Nursing agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Residential care homes
  • Residential family centres
  • Voluntary adoption agencies

Applications for Private Dental Practices

Specific guidance has been produced on the registration of private dental practices, which can be viewed here

Applications for Laser Services

Specific guidance has been produced on the registration of laser services, which can be viewed here

Application Forms for All Other Registered Services

Application forms to register a health and social care service with RQIA are available below.

AccessNI Enhanced Disclosure Check

To make an online application for your AccessNI enhanced disclosure check, please access the AccessNI Web Portal here. Please refer to the RQIA application guidance document for the required PIN number.

Registration Documents for an Establishment or Agency

Registration As A Manager Of An Establishment Or Agency

Application For Variation Of Registration

From the 1 April 2019, Web Portal will become the only method of submitting a variation to registration, notification of manager absence or voluntary cancellation of registration form.


Step-by-step guides on how to complete these online forms can be found on the RQIA website here. For queries regarding the registration procedures, please contact: registration@rqia.org.uk.


For technical assistance i.e. logging in and navigating the portal, please contact web portal support.


Application for Voluntary Cancellation of Registration

From the 1 April 2019, Web Portal will become the only method of submitting a variation to registration, notification of manager absence or voluntary cancellation of registration form.


Step-by-step guides on how to complete these online forms can be found on the RQIA website here. For queries regarding the registration procedures, please contact: registration@rqia.org.uk.


For technical assistance i.e. logging in and navigating the portal, please contact web portal support.


Notification of Absence of Registered Manager

From the 1 April 2019, Web Portal will become the only method of submitting a variation to registration, notification of manager absence or voluntary cancellation of registration form.


Step-by-step guides on how to complete these online forms can be found on the RQIA website here. For queries regarding the registration procedures, please contact: registration@rqia.org.uk.


For technical assistance i.e. logging in and navigating the portal, please contact web portal support.


AccessNI Documentation

Additional Registration Guidance Documents