Told you it was a mammoth task…
Just to confirm by the end of this process you should have:
- A completed application form – one electronic copy, and one printed and signed copy
- Certified copies of all of your supporting documents
- Section 4 stamped and signed by your educational institute
- Section 5 stamped and signed by your most recent employer
Now it’s time to pay your fee online on the coru.ie website, email off the electronic copy of your form, and post off your printed hard copy with all of your supporting documents.
If your application is complete, congratulations! You get past the first hurdle and your paperwork will be handed over to the assessors.
They will take 4 months to review your application. The possible outcomes are:
- Your qualification is comparable to Irish standards of proficiency – you’re allowed to be registered
- Your qualification does not meet the Irish standards of proficiency, but your work experience and additional education make up for it – you’re allowed to be registered
- Your qualification does not meet Irish standards of proficiency and your work experience and education do not make up for it – you’ll be offered the choice of an aptitude test or a period of adaptation (supervised practice)
- CORU refuses to recognise your qualification
Fingers crossed for a certificate that allows you to go through the Registration process!
I’ll let you know if I ever get mine…
*Update: it took 6 weeks from my file being considered complete until I received a decision and got the green light from CORU to go ahead with the next step!
** Another Update: a big thank you to FLiP reader Sanyu who, while applying for recognition with CORU, was told to provide additional information due to her position as a self-employed physiotherapist. If this is you, be prepared for a request to provide the following alongside your application:
- A self-declaration regarding the private practice (please provide sufficient details for the Board to consider including start date and services provided)
- Proof of current profressional indemnity insurance
- Three other items of proof from the following list:
- Copy of trading accounts
- Proof of operational business address(es)
- Proof of membership of professional body
- Details of proof of continuous professional development
- Client confirmations
- Proof of contracts for service
- Promotional materials for private practice
- Publications by the applicant in relation to the profession
Thanks for helping the FLiP community Sanyu!
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