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.

Test of Competence 2021

We're updating the ToC to reflect our new standards for nurses and midwives.

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Taking the Test of Competence

Learn about both parts of the ToC and how you can prepare for them.

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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.