Registered Practitioner

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Registered Practitioner with the RJC.

In order to apply for Registration you will need to hold a current RJC Individual Membership. 

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Below you will find further details of how you can become registered with the RJC.

Who should apply to become a Registered Practitioner?

Practitioner Registration is available to all trained practitioners involved in the delivery of restorative processes. This includes direct, indirect, formal and informal restorative practices.

What are the benefits of applying for Registration?

There are many benefits to becoming a Registered Practitioner, which include:

  • Building public trust in your practice
  • Demonstrating you have met national standards set out in our restorative framework 
  • Demonstrating your commitment to developing your practice
  • Placing you on our practice register, demonstrating you are working to best practice standards 
  • Access to free CPD events, networking and sharing best practice with other Registered Practitioners through our skills sharing forums
  • Access to support to continually develop your practice
  • Providing additional opportunities to influence practice at local and national level

What are Practitioner Levels?

The Framework is for all restorative practitioners and can be equally applied to those new to the field and those with extensive experience. To make the Framework inclusive it consists of three levels that reflect the different knowledge, understanding and skills held by foundation level practitioners, intermediate practitioners and advanced practitioners.

Practitioners can apply for registration at a level commensurate with their role, level of training and practice experience as outlined below:

Level of Practice In practice is likely to:

have limited or no case experience or does not lead on facilitating restorative processes

co-facilitate a range of informal / indirect and direct restorative processes with guidance and support from an intermediate or advanced practitioner

undertake basic casework with guidance and support from an intermediate or advanced practitioner. This could include making initial contact with potential participants  


lead facilitator for direct restorative processes without the need for significant guidance or support

co-facilitate complex and sensitive cases with guidance and support from an advanced practitioner

mentor and support foundation practitioners develop their practice


lead facilitator for restorative processes involving cases of all levels of complexity

perform a variety of casework or restorative processes and can apply a range of techniques in a variety of challenging contexts

mentor and support intermediate practitioners develop their practice

be an experienced and trained case supervisor

 It is expected that practitioners will move between levels as their experience grows. This will be reviewed annually as a matter of course, however, practitioners can apply to progress between levels at any point.

To help you decide which level you should apply for, you can download the Practice Registration Framework Criteria for each level below: 

Foundation Level Framework

Intermediate Level Framework

Advanced Level Framework

What is the difference between Direct Registration and Approved Course Registration?

We offer Practitioner Registration via two routes; a direct application to the RJC or upon completing an Approved Course or Qualification. Practitioners applying for Registration having completed an Approved Course or Qualification will not be required to provide as much evidence within their portfolio, this is because the RJC will be sent this by your course or qualification provider. Practitioners who have not completed an Approved Course or Qualification will be required to provide evidence to demonstrate how they meet all the criteria within the Practitioner Registration Framework.

The RJC Practitioner Registration Framework

The Framework sets out how people in the restorative practice field should work. It puts the values of restoration, impartiality, safety and empowerment at the heart of practitioner casework.

The Framework is broken into three performance indicators with each indicator relating to a specific aspect of restorative practice.

1 - Core training and knowledge

1.1 - Completing core training

1.2 - Understanding and applying restorative practice principles, legislation and standards

2 - Delivering restorative practice

2.1 - Initial engagement with potential participants

2.2 - Risk and safety assessment

2.3 - Preparing participants

2.4 - Delivering restorative practice

2.5 - Co-working

2.6 - Facilitating and monitoring agreed outcomes

2.7 - Follow up support and evaluation

3 - Maintaining professional standards 

3.1 - Adhering to the RJC’s Practitioner Code of Practice

3.2 - Commitment to and evidence of continued professional development

The Registration Process

Practitioners applying for registration are required to submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how they meet our registration standards. The portfolio consists of 3 key elements:

  • Practitioner Portfolio Record 
  • Practitioner CPD Record
  • Practitioner Code of Practice

Upon receipt of your Registration Application, you will be provided with a copy of the RJC's Registered Practitioner Application Guidance. This document includes applicant guidance and evidence requirements against each indicator.

Once you have gathered your evidence, you will need to submit your portfolio for assessment. Your assessor will review the documentation provided and may contact you to request additional evidence or to arrange a suitable time to discuss the evidence provided. Once the assessment process is completed, your assessor will provide you with feedback on whether your application for registration has been successful. If you are awarded Registered status, you will be added to our Practice Register and you will receive your Registered Practitioner certificate and logos. If your application is unsuccessful, we will explain in detail why this is the case.

Assessment Fees

The cost of Assessment will depend on your application route. Your Assessment fee will be calculated using the following fee structure:

Direct Assessment £624
Approved Course Assessment £312

Practitioner Registration is valid for 1 year and is subject to annual renewal

In order to apply for Registration you will need to hold a current RJC Individual Membership, 2 options are available depending on your status, more information can be found HERE

Maintaining your registration

The annual cost for maintaining your Registered Practitioner status is:

Annual Registered Practitioner Renewal £156*

 *Please note that you must hold a valid Individual Membership to retain your status. The cost of this varies according to your membership type. You will receive separate reminders and be invoiced separately for your membership and award each year.

Next Steps

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