Changes in light of coronavirus (Covid-19)
So you have time to complete your OSCE, we are extending the validity period of CBT results expiring between 1 March 2020 and 31 August 2020 by six months.
You don’t need to do anything or contact us to have this change applied to your application - we’re updating this for you.
Check our Covid-19: Information for overseas candidates page for the latest information.
Who needs to take it
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.
We'll confirm this with you when we evaluate your qualification.
What is involved
The Test of Competence is made up of two parts:
- a multiple-choice computer based theoretical test known as the CBT
- a practical test known as the OSCE
You'll need to pass both parts of the test before you can complete your registration application.