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

The legacy version of the test will be available for some candidates to take up to August 2022.

This doesn't affect people applying to join the register as a nursing associate - you will continue to take the existing nursing associate ToC.

Who will take the legacy version?

If you sat an attempt at either the CBT or the OSCE before 2 August 2021, you will have up August 2022 to complete the legacy Test of Competence 2014.

The time you have depends on when your CBT or OSCE expires if you’ve previously been successful in either test. 

Read our transition information if you are not sure which version of the test you need to take.