What is CORU?

CORU is Ireland's multi-profession health regulator.

Our role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals. CORU was set up under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (as amended). It is made up of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council and the Registration Boards, one for each profession named in our Act. 

CORU currently regulates the following professions:

The professions soon to be regulated are:

  • Clinical Biochemists
  • Counsellors
  • Orthoptists
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Care Workers

To regulate the health and social care professions, CORU will:

  • Set the standards that health and social care professionals must meet
  • Ensure that the relevant educational bodies deliver qualifications that prepare professionals to provide safe and appropriate care
  • Maintain and publish a Register of health and social care professionals who meet our standards
  • Ensure that registered professionals keep their skills up to date by promoting continuing professional development
  • Conduct Fitness to Practise hearings into the conduct and competence of a registrant

You can check the current Register for each of the regulated professions here.

Registers for the remaining professions will follow, on a phased basis over the next number of years.