All acupuncture premises and practitioners must be registered with us.
You and your premises are covered by the registration, but each individual practitioner must register separately.
Peripatetic acupuncturists are allowed but the same conditions and hygiene requirements apply in each place where you practice.
You will be expected to be a member of an appropriate professional body and to operate in accordance with that body's standards.
If you carry out skin piercing you must comply with our byelaws. These byelaws set out the hygienic standards expected at your premises. Download the skin piercing byelaws.
How to register
When we receive your application we'll contact you and arrange a visit.
- £102.50 to register
- £102.50 to change address
How to pay
You can pay your registration fee by calling the commercial regulation team on 01226 773743, please have your card details ready. You can see which cards we accept and transaction charges on our pay page.
Legislation and guidance
You can find out more about the legislation and guidance from the following links:
- Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII
- Tattooing and Body Piercing Toolkit
- Body Piercing Guide
- Tattooing Guide
- Micro pigmentation Guide (semi permanent make up)
Email: CRU Team