Verifying your information

Once you've submitted your application and paid your evaluation fee, we'll contact your regulator to verify your registration or that your qualification would allow you to register with them in the relevant profession.

If your regulator is unable to confirm this, for example if you have not completed a registration examination, we may not be able to accept your eligibility application.

If you haven't registered, we'll also contact your education institution to verify your qualification.

When we might need more information

We may need to ask you for more information if any of the details you provide are unclear or appear incomplete, or if you or your referee(s) provide conflicting information.

If we need to ask for more information at any point, we'll contact you by email.

Evaluating your qualification

We can only evaluate your information once we have everything we need from you, your education institution and your regulator.

Once we have everything we need, we'll check to see if your qualification meets our eligibility criteria for the part of the register you’re applying to.

We'll let you know the outcome of our evaluation by email within 14 days of receiving everything we need.

If you do not meet our eligibility criteria

You won't be able to proceed with your registration. We'll email you to let you know and then close your application.

If you meet our eligibility criteria

Once we've confirmed you're eligible to apply, we may ask you to complete a Test of Competence, unless you hold a relevant European qualification.

At this stage we'll also ask you to complete your registration application.

You won't be required to take a Test of Competence if you hold a relevant European qualification, as new regulations passed by the UK Government following the UK's departure from the EU allow for certain general nursing and midwifery qualifications to be recognised.

This applies even if you are not an EU national, but have been awarded a relevant European qualification.