I am eligible to join the VRCT, but why should I join the "voluntary" register and not just wait to join the "compulsory" one?
The reasons I hear/read to join the VRCT are as follows:
1. Join if you're eligible & you'll move onto the compulsory register, it will be more hassle if you don't! - Why? If I'm eligible now and these are the criteria the HPC will use, I'll be eligible to join the compulsory register. (£10.00 VRCT fee saved!)
2. It will involve more work to join later on. - My wife's profession became registered recently, she had to complete just one form (sent to her by the regulating body - she did not have to complete a CV, send a J.D and get her completed form signed by two seperate individuals). Also her employers pay!!!
3. The cost will rocket! - Can you assure me that, should I pay the VRCT £10.00, the regulating body won't come and ask me for the difference when they agree a fee?
I look forward to some positive replies.