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.

Issued 01 July 2020

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.

If you have documents that you are preparing to submit in hard copy, please scan them and send in PDF format. If you have recently posted documents that you have copies of, please send in scanned copies also to be sure we receive them and can progress your application without delay.

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
  6. Qualification certificate - must be certified by a solicitor/lawyer/notary public OR your university. Please note we request where possible that the listed documents be emailed to CORU at recognition@coru.ie DIRECTLY FROM THE UNIVERSITY.
  7. Transcripts - must be certified by a solicitor/lawyer/notary public OR your university. Please note we request where possible that the listed documents be emailed to CORU at recognition@coru.ie DIRECTLY FROM THE UNIVERSITY.
  8. Course curriculum/syllabus/module descriptor - must be certified by a solicitor/lawyer/notary public OR your university. Please note we request where possible that the listed documents 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/CPD certificates, employer references etc.) - must be certified by a solicitor/lawyer/notary public OR your university.

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