Following the opening of a Register there is a two year transitional period to allow existing practitioners time to apply for registration and satisfy the Registration Board that they meet the requirements.
It is important to note that not all qualifications considered for registration during this two year transitional period will be approved qualifications going forward.
Existing practitioners are encouraged to check the schedule of legacy qualifications (also known as Schedule 3) and apply when their Register opens in order to avail of these transitional arrangements.
If a practitioner does not hold a Schedule 3 qualification, approved qualification or a sufficiently relevant qualification they will have to undertake an assessment of professional competence. If this is successfully completed they can be considered for registration.
End of two year transitional period - Compulsory Registration
After the close of the transitional period for a profession registration with CORU is compulsory for all members of the designated profession in order to use the professions title.
Transitional Periods By Profession
|Profession||Close of Transitional Period|
|Social Workers||31 May 2013|
|Radiographers and Radiation Therapists||31 October 2015|
|Dietitians||31 October 2016|
|Speech and Language Therapists||31 October 2016|
|Occupational Therapists||31 March 2017|
|Physiotherapists and Physical Therapists||30 September 2018|
|Medical Scientists||31 March 2021|
|Podiatrists and Chiropodists||31 March 2023|
All practising professionals must have applied for registration before the end of the transitional period for their profession.
The 2 year transitional period for the following health and social care professions is yet to be confirmed:
- Clinical Biochemists
- Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Social Care Workers