|Information and Links for Overseas Applicants|
EU Directives and Irish Statutory Instruments:
Physiotherapists wishing to practise their profession in a country other than that in which they obtained their qualifications must first get their qualifications recognised. Physiotherapy falls under the ‘general system' of professional qualification recognition under EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
Further information on the directive can be downloaded from the following website:
A clear and brief summary of this directive can be downloaded from the following website:
The Irish Statutory instrument (S.I.139/2008) can be found on the Department of Education website:
Regardless of whether you have obtained your qualification in an EU member state or non-EU state, the ISCP compares all applicants to the national standards of accredited physiotherapy education in the republic of Ireland. For further information please read the following document, which can be downloaded from the Qualification Recognition tab on the ISCP website:
Working in the republic of Ireland:
Please be advised that it is not within the remit of the ISCP to help in processing of work visa applications.