Applicants should be aware that the recognition process can take some time.
We cannot guarantee the outcome of an application therefore applicants are strongly advised not to make travel or other arrangements (e.g. start a job) which depend upon their qualification being recognised by a Registration Board at CORU.
Applicants who make travel, work or other arrangements before knowing the outcome of their application do so at their own risk.
If your qualification is recognised you must then apply for registration which will be a separate process.
On receipt of your application:
Within 7 days:
CORU will issue an acknowledgement in writing to confirm that your application has been received. If you do not hear anything within 7 days please contact us at email@example.com.
Within 1 month:
CORU will issue you with notification in writing to confirm:
- you application is complete or;
- your application is missing documentation required for assessment
Within 4 months:
CORU will issue you with notification in writing of a decision by the Registration Board within 4 months of you application being considered complete. This decision will be one of the following;
- They can recognise the qualification;
- They can refuse to recognise the qualification or;
- They can decide that there is a deficit in the qualification meeting some of the essential criteria and offer a compensation measure.
Processing your application
Within one month of receipt your application CORU will go through a process to check for missing information and documentation. CORU will also carry out verification checks on the information you have provided. You will receive a notification from us within this month that your file is complete for any missing information required at this stage. Missing information will cause delays in your application being processed.
When your application is considered complete it will move to the assessment stage. During this stage the Registration Board will consider all the information that you have provided to assess your professional qualification for recognition.
The level and content of your qualification presented for recognition will be assessed to determine if it meets the standards of proficiency required to practise in your profession in Ireland. The standards of proficiency are the threshold standards required for practise and are the knowledge, skills, competencies and professional attributes required for all entrants to the Register. The assessment process will identify if any substantial differences (deficits) exist between your qualification and these standards. If deficits are identified the Registration Board will look at any additional information you have provided in your application i.e. relevant additional training and / or relevant post qualifying work experience to see if these deficits can be addressed. It is very important that you provide sufficient and submit complete information in your application.
On completion of stage two the Registration Board for your profession will make a formal decision on your application and issue a decision in writing to you. Stage two and three of the process can take up to four months following submission of a complete application. CORU endeavours to process applications as quickly as possible and most applications do not take this time frame if the information submitted by the applicant is complete and provides enough clarity to facilitate the assessment process.