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  • Qualification Recognition

    The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) is no longer the designated authority acting with the approval of the Minister for Health for the recognition of physiotherapy qualifications in the Republic of Ireland (S.I.139/2008). Applications for Qualification Recognition from 30th September 2016 should now be made to CORU ( The Qualification Recognition process is guided by EU Directive 2013/55/EC amending the 2005/36/EC.

Qualification Recognition


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 is designated as the Competent Authority for the profession of physiotherapist under Directive 2005/36/EC and assesses all new applications for the recognition of physiotherapist professional qualifications awarded outside the Republic of Ireland.

Please find the CORU recognition application form and guidance by clicking on the following link

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