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MST practitioner registration

You need to register as an MST Practitioner to carry out the following treatments at a premises in the London borough of Hackney.

If you have a valid MST practitioner registration, you may operate in premises that hold a valid MST premises licence carrying out the approved treatments.

Registering allows you to work at any premises licensed by the Council for a period of 3 years, or 1 year if you are registered as an exempt MST practitioner.

Places that carry out these kinds of treatments must have their own MST premises licence.

Before you apply

Apply for MST practitioner registration

You can apply by post or in person to: Licensing Service, Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY.

The Hackney Service Centre is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Please ensure you have read the guidance notes for applicants before starting your application.

You should send / bring

  • a completed MST practitioner application form
  • 1 recent passport photo
  • a form of photographic ID (eg passport, driving licence)
  • proof of address dated within 3 months (eg utility bill, bank statement)
  • the relevant recognised qualifications
  • the fee of £117 by postal order or cheque made out to ‘The London Borough of Hackney’

MST codes of practice

Page updated on: 8 November 2019

Licensing Service


Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY


Opening times

  • Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm (reception opening hours) Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm (phone calls)