Each profession has its own Registration Board which is responsible for the registration of members of the profession.
Two years after the establishment of a Registration Board, three representatives of the professions will be elected to the Board and one of these will be nominated to Council.
Each Board has 13 members and, like the Council, each has a lay majority.
The Registration Board is responsible for:
- Establishing and maintaining the register of members for that profession
- Recognising qualifications gained outside the State
- Approving and monitoring education and training programmes for entry to the register
- Setting the code of professional conduct and ethics giving guidance to professionals on Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Responsibilities of the Registration Board
Each Board has the power to make bye-laws governing:
- Application for registration
- Qualifications approved for the purpose of registration as attesting to the standard of proficiency required for registration
- Procedures for assessing qualifications, training or experience acquired outside of Ireland
- The conditions for registration in a division of the Register
- Criteria for restoration to the register
- Education, training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Adoption and revision of a Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics