About the Physiotherapists Registration Board

The Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, confirmed on 20 May 2014 the establishment of and appointment of members to the Physiotherapists Registration Board, under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (amended) to regulate the profession of physiotherapists and physical therapists. Both professions have been admitted to the one register – The Register of Physiotherapists.

The register opened on 30 September 2016, and the title became officially protected on 30 September 2018.

The Physiotherapists Registration Board at CORU has statutory responsibility for the:

  • Establishing and maintaining a Register of members of the profession.
  • Assessing, approving and monitoring training courses for the health and social care professions under the Act.
  • Establishing the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics and standards of performance to which physiotherapists and physical therapists must adhere.

The Physiotherapists Registration Board is the designated Competent Authority and is responsible for recognition of qualifications gained outside the State.