Test of Competence

We use the Test of Competence (ToC) to assess the skills and knowledge of people applying to join our register from overseas or rejoin our register after a long period away from practice.

Transitioning to the new Test of Competence

We launched a new version of Test of Competence for nurses and midwives on 2 August 2021.

Learn more about the changes and read our transition information to check which version of the test you need to take.

Related pages

Covid-19: Information for overseas candidates

Find out what we're doing to support overseas candidates during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pass rates and candidate numbers

Find out the latest pass rates and number of sittings for each part of the test.