What type of registrant am I?
There are two pathways to registration for applicants:
- Existing Practitioners - also known as s.91 applicants
- New graduates - also known as s.38 applicants
After the Transitional Period for a register, all applicants must appy via the s.38 route. The Transitional Period covers the two years immediately following the opening of a register. More information on the Transitional Period can be found by clicking here.
This page will help you determine which type of applicant you are.
Existing Practioners - Section 91 Applicants
This path to registration is aimed at existing practitioners.
During the first two years that a register is open - a period known as the Transitional Period - existing practitioners can apply for registration and satisfy the registration board that they meet the requirements for registration.
If you are an existing practitioner, you must complete the s.91 application form on the CORU website and satisfy the relevant Board that:
- you have been practising the profession for the required period; (Proof of Professional Employment)
- hold the relevant qualifications or have successfully completed a competency test; and
- are deemed fit and proper to practise the profession.
You will also need to complete an eVetting Invitation Form.
All applications after transitional period closes are treated as Section 38 applications.
New Graduates - Section 38 Applicants
This second route to registration is for:
- new entrants to the professions in Ireland;
- those who have been practising abroad; or
- those returning to the profession.
If you fall into one of these categories, in order to register you must:
- hold an approved qualification;
- complete the online application form;
- demonstrate that you are fit and proper to practise the profession; and
- satisfy the Board that you have sufficient knowledge of the language necessary to practise the profession in Ireland – this may include undertaking a language test.
New entrants with qualifications from abroad must first have their qualifications recognised by CORU before they are eligible to apply for registration