Recognition Update

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the CORU office is closed until further notice. Please do not post any documentation to the office. Instead, please email all documentation to recognition@coru.ie.

First issued July 2020, updated May 2021

Notice to Recognition Applicants: Documents to be submitted in soft copy until further notice

CORU applicants for recognition of international qualifications are required to submit all documents electronically/in soft copy until further notice in PDF format only (no .jpeg etc.).

Please note that we cannot accept documents sent from any file sharing/file storage services (e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.) and incoming emails to CORU have a size limit of 15mb per email.

This measure is required to support progression and timely processing and assessment of applications for recognition during a time when office closure is a possibility as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak. (Please note processing timelines have not been affected by COVID-19).

Please note the following:

  1. As we require documents be issued in soft rather than hard copy during this period of time, we require Sections 4, 6, 7 & 8 of the application form to be signed and stamped where relevant when sending in the soft copy of the application form. Please note we request where possible that Section 4 of the application form be emailed to CORU at recognition@coru.ie DIRECTLY FROM THE UNIVERSITY.
  2. Supporting documentation should still be certified as per policy when submitting them via PDF. Please note that we cannot accept documents sent from any file sharing/file storage services (e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.) and incoming emails to CORU have a size limit of 15mb per email.

Documents should be sent to recognition@coru.ie including your application number (if you have one already) or the profession for which you are seeking recognition followed by your full name, in the subject line.

Documents include:

  1. Application form (relevant sections signed and stamped)

  2. Proof of payment (confirmation of recognition process payment)

  3. Birth Certificate - must be certified by a solicitor/lawyer/notary public

  4. Passport - must be certified by a solicitor/lawyer/notary public

  5. Evidence of eligibility to practice - must be certified by a solicitor/lawyer/notary public or emailed directly to recognition@coru.ie from the relevant Competent Authority.

  6. Qualification certificate - Please note we request that this document be emailed to CORU at recognition@coru.ie DIRECTLY FROM THE UNIVERSITY.

  7. Transcripts - Please note we request that this document be emailed to CORU at recognition@coru.ie DIRECTLY FROM THE UNIVERSITY.

  8. Course curriculum/syllabus/module descriptor - Please note we request that this document be emailed to CORU at recognition@coru.ie DIRECTLY FROM THE UNIVERSITY.

  9. Any other relevant information that you want considered (e.g. additional qualification, employer references, etc.) - Please note we request that the qualification certificate be emailed to CORU at recognition@coru.ie DIRECTLY FROM THE UNIVERSITY and the employer references be emailed to CORU at recognition@coru.ie DIRECTLY FROM THE EMPLOYER.

  10. CPD certificates must be certified by a solicitor/lawyer/notary public

  11. We require that the completed version of section 6 of the application form relating to the current/most recent employment post is emailed to us at recognition@coru.ie  directly from the employer’s official email address.

  12. Please note where a University is unable to provide qualification cert/transcript/syllabus these documents must be certified by a solicitor/lawyer/notary public and emailed to recognition@coru.ie by the applicant.

If you have any questions or require assistance in relation to the submission of recognition application documents, please contact recognition@coru.ie.