Practicing Member are full members of the Society with full voting rights. They have access to discounted insurance through our Insurance Broker, Glennons Ltd, as well as access to the full suite of Professional Development and Professional Issues supports offered by the society and Information resources on a vast array of topics including our bi-annual peer reviewed journal, our e-zines and our quarterly magazine, Firsthand.
By taking out practicing membership you also ensure that the society is able to continue working on your behalf to advocate for the profession and to raise awareness of the profession in the eyes of the public, HSE and other health professionals.
Non-practising & Overseas Members & Retired Members can avail of the society’s professional development services to ensure that they maintain their competence while they are not working in Ireland, as well as stay in touch with information of relevance to the profession through our journal, our weekly e-zine and Firsthand magazine.
Entry to Practice Members have access to the services provided to Practicing Members (with the exception of insurance cover and hard copy publications). Taking out student membership is an excellent way to develop your professional skills and links with the profession in advance of entering the workplace.
In addition, when Student Members complete their course, they also get a considerable discount on their first year of Practising Membership
Are you eligible?
Undergraduate physiotherapy education programmes in the Irish Universities (R.C.S.I., T.C.D., U.C.D., U.L.) are accredited by the ISCP. Graduates are eligible to become members of the ISCP and can work in the Irish public health system without individual qualification validation.
If you obtained your physiotherapy qualification outside the Republic of Ireland, you will be required to have your qualification recognised by the ISCP before you can work in the Irish Public Health system. There is no automatic recognition of Physiotherapy professional qualifications acquired outside the Republic of Ireland. Each application is individually assessed in accordance with EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
If your Physiotherapy qualifications were obtained outside the Republic of Ireland, please refer to 'International Qualification Recognition’ section of this website