The Rules for the Examination and Admission of Individuals to the Register (amended July 2021) specify the required academic and professional examinations and relevant exemptions. The Rules were amended in July 2021 to reflect introduction of an 18 month sunset clause to the historic qualifications specified at Schedule 3. This version of the Rules goes live as at 1 August 2021 with the sunset clause ending on 31 January 2023. Individuals holding those qualifications who have been unable, due to extenuating circumstances, to apply for entry on to the register prior to 1 February 2023, may apply to the Registrar to continue to recognise those qualifications in their specific case.  

IPReg determines the standards of entry required to be admitted. IPReg determines the applicable exemptions to the professional examinations. As a regulator IPReg must act consistently and transparently. IPReg does not offer “case by case” exemptions.

IPReg undertakes a detailed accreditation process. Accreditation is undertaken in accordance with IPReg’s own reporting cycle or at the request of the academic body. IPReg would not accredit any course at the request of an individual candidate.

This decision reflects the need for IPReg to ensure consistency of content and standard of teaching across a number of course providers together with the cost and resource required in the accreditation process.