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Standards of proficiency

The professional standards all registrants must meet in order to become registered, and remain on the Register

The standards of proficiency are the threshold (entry-level) standards we consider necessary to protect the public.

They set clear expectations of our registrants’ knowledge and abilities when they start practising. Once on the Register, registrants must continue to meet the standards of proficiency that apply to their scope of practice.

Revisions to the standards of proficiency

We keep our standards under continual review, to look at how they are working and check whether they continue to reflect current practice. We conduct a periodic review of the standards every five years.

The most recent updates to the standards of proficiency came into effect on 1 September 2023.

Learn more about the most recent updates

Page updated on: 01/09/2023