Recognition of International Qualifications -
Transfer of Competent Authority
The Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU established its register on the 30th September 2016. As and from the 30th September 2016 the Physiotherapists Registration Board will be designated as the Competent Authority for the profession of physiotherapist under Directive 2005/36/EC and will assess all new applications for the recognition of physiotherapist professional qualifications awarded outside the Republic of Ireland.
The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists will continue to be the Competent Authority in relation to all applications for recognition of professional qualifications received before the 30th September 2016 and to process all such applications until such time as a decision on each application for recognition of professional qualifications has been made.
Please note if you submit your application after the 29th September 2016 to the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists this application will not be accepted and will be returned to you.
Applications for the recognition of physiotherapy qualifications received prior to 30th September 2016 are processed by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Applications received from the 30th September 2016 must be on the CORU recognition application form and should be addressed to:
Regulating Health and Social Care Professionals
Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard Street, Dublin 2
Please find the CORU recognition application form and guidance by clicking on the following link
Changes to application form
Please note that application forms received by CORU on and after the 30th September 2016 must be on the CORU recognition application form. Applications not on the CORU application form will not be accepted after this date.
Due to the time it may take for you to complete the application form and gather your supporting documentation it may be prudent to complete the CORU application form if you are commencing the recognition application process close to the 30th September 2016
Should you require further information on recognition application process with CORU following the 30th September 2016 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Existing holders of a letter of recognition
If you have already had your professional qualification recognised by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and hold a letter of recognition you do not need to apply for recognition at CORU.
If you require any additional information on applying for registration please contact email@example.com
Notice to Irish Physiotherapy students studying outside of the Republic of Ireland
Irish Physiotherapy student's studying outside the Republic of Ireland should be aware that they find it extremely difficult to obtain a clinical placement in an Irish public health faculty as part of their undergraduate training. Please note that following is HSE policy:
Priority for placements of undergraduate physiotherapists in the Irish Public Health System
Priority will be given for students in the following agreed courses:
BSc in Occupational Therapy -TCD, NUIG, UCC
MSc in Occupational Therapy -UL
BSc in Physiotherapy -UCD, TCD, RCI, UL
BSc in Speech and Language Therapy -TC, NUIG, UCC
MSc in Speech and Language Therapy - UL
Consideration requires to be given to the following:
a. Irish Citizens studying outside the Republic of Ireland
b. Additional courses
c. Northern Ireland ad UK student
d. Other EU and international requests"