Appointments to the Psychologists Registration Board

The Minister for Health will shortly be establishing the Psychologists Registration Board under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 to regulate psychologists practising in Ireland.

Expressions of interest are being invited from suitably qualified and experienced lay and professional persons interested in being appointed to Psychologists Registration Board.

The Board will consist of 13 members (6 professional and 7 non-professional) who will elect a chairperson from amongst themselves.

Applications should be made to the

Appointment to be made by the Minister for Health.

Location of board meetings are in Dublin.

Read the Information booklet

CORU website

Date Board Vacancy Advertised: 03/03/2017

Closing Date for submission of applications: 24/03/2017

The object of the Psychologists Registration Board, overseen by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (also known with its disciplinary committees and the registration boards established under the 2005 Act by the umbrella name CORU) will be to protect the public by fostering high standards of professional conduct and professional education, training and competence amongst psychologists. Registration boards have powers to make Bye-laws.  Its functions will include:

  • Establishing and maintaining a register of members of the profession of psychologist.
  • Deciding on applications for registration and issuing certificates of registration
  • Setting the standards of performance and the code of conduct and ethics expected of registrants
  • Giving guidance to registrants concerning
    • ethical conduct
    • practice of the profession
    • continuing professional development
  • Monitoring the continuing suitability of programmes for the education & training of applicants for registration
  • Approving new courses
  • Approving qualifications
  • Making recommendations with respect to sanctions in Fitness to Practise cases
  • With the approval of the Council, conducting research into education & training relating to the practice of the profession
  • Maintaining statistical records which must be available for research & planning
  • Recognising qualifications gained outside the State in the board’s function of competent authority under Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of Professional Qualifications.

The Psychologists Registration Board will have collective responsibility to the public in the performance of its duties.