Psychologists Registration Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, confirmed on the 21st July 2017 the establishment of and appointment of members to the Psychologists Registration Board, under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (amended) to regulate the profession of Psychologists.

The Psychologists Registration Board at CORU has statutory responsibility for protecting the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct and professional education, training and competence amongst psychologists.

Its functions 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;
  • 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 boards function of Competent Authority.

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

Current Board Membership is available here