One of the main ways we raise standards of communication between deaf, deafblind and hearing people in the UK is through the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD).

NRCPD regulates communication and language professionals who work with deaf and deafblind people. We believe their job is complex and important, and can seriously impact the lives of deaf and deafblind people. We therefore make sure that the people who use these services are kept safe and receive a high quality service.

We do this by checking that communication and language professionals are properly trained to do their job safely and consistently. We expect everyone who is registered with NRCPD to have certain knowledge and skills, and to meet our professional standards. Only those who meet these standards can carry an NRCPD photo ID card.

Communication and language professionals

NRCPD regulates communication professionals who work with deaf and deafblind people. Our job is to safeguard the wellbeing and interests of people who rely on those professionals.

NRCPD holds registers for the following professionals: