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Ireland Last update: 17.01.2013
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Competent Authority
      Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) Contact Details. Address: 123 St. Stephen’s Green Dublin 2 Contact Person: Jennifer Keane Telephone: 00353-1-4022353/ 4022148 Fax: 00353-1-4022160 Email: / Web:

Applications should be sent to:
  ISCP 123 St. Stephens Green Dublin 2

The Application
  APPLICATION ENCLOSURES   An applicant is required to have his/her physiotherapy qualifications recognised by the ISCP before employment as a physiotherapist in the Irish Public Health Service. To begin the process, you will need to submit a completed application form, the required documentation listed below and an application fee to the ISCP: •Physiotherapy Qualification •Course Transcript •Professional Recognition of your Physiotherapy Qualification •Current Registration Card/Certificate •Passport All forms and letters must be completed in English or submitted in their original language and accompanied with a certified English translation. In order to determine the adequacy of the qualification, it is compared individually to the content and duration of both the academic and clinical practise aspect of Irish physiotherapy programmes. Significant post-qualification experience and further education may make up for shortfalls in training.

Further requirements
  LANGUAGE APTITUDE TEST RECOGNITION   In some cases an applicant physiotherapist with physiotherapy qualifications acquired outside the Republic of Ireland may need to successfully complete a period of adaptation (POA) or pass an aptitude test before his/her qualifications can be recognised. This occurs if there are substantial and important differences in the applicant's physiotherapy education and if these deficits cannot be addressed by post-graduate qualifications or clinical experience. In this situation an applicant physiotherapist has the choice of successfully completing a POA or passing an aptitude test.