Before you start your application
Please check your eligibility for registration and read the guidance notes.
Before the online application opens, you will be asked to sign in to the website. If you do not already have a username and password you will be prompted to create an online account.
The application form is divided into the following sections which must all be completed before submitting your application:
- About you
- Personal competence statements
- Your organisation chart
- Development action plan
This online form has been designed to allow you to complete it in sections, at a time that is convenient for you. The form does not have to be completed in order – use the tabs at the top of the form to jump to a different section or page.
You should have a scanned version of any academic certificates to hand as you will be prompted to upload these in the ‘about you’ section of the form. You will also be asked to upload an organisation chart for your company in section 3. There is a 4MB size limit for uploaded documents – anything over this will be rejected.
We have included a validation page at the end of each section which will highlight if any information is missing. You will not be able to submit your application for assessment if there are any incomplete sections.
Be prepared to enter the details of two sponsors. You will be asked for their name, address, date of birth, email address and information about whether they are professionally registered. Your sponsors should read through your application to check it for accuracy before submission. You will be able to download a PDF version of the form to email to your sponsors. When you submit your application for assessment, an email will be sent to your sponsors for validation purposes.
MDPS / SRS reports
If you have completed MPDS or SRS reports, these will be visible in the right hand menu of section 2: 'Personal Competence Statements'. Use the arrow tool to import relevant content into the personal statements. Use the best examples from all your MPDS reports to show how you have met the competence. Remember: you must edit your application form before you press send. This will help you familiarise yourself with what you have written in advance of your professional review interview.
Your completed online application will form the basis of your assessment at interview. Your MPDS reports will not be seen by your Professional Review Assessors.
Saving your work
At any time you can save your progress and exit the form. The next time you log back in to the website you can click on the ‘apply now’ link again and your personalised version of the form will be opened at the point of your last save.
The form is set so that an auto-save will take place every 10 minutes – you will see a count down at the bottom of the page which will indicate the time to the next auto-save. You can also save your work at any time by clicking the ‘save your progress’ button. The form will also be saved when you click the ‘next’ or ‘back’ buttons on the bottom of the form.
For security, the online form session will time-out after 45 minutes of inactivity. If this happens while you are entering information you will lose any unsaved work, so it is important that you save your progress regularly and don’t rely on the auto-save function alone.
The online form does not register typing as ‘activity’; only pressing ‘save’ ‘next’ or ‘back’ will register as activity and prevent a time-out.
You must pay an application fee, and will need to be prepared to enter payment details when you reach the end of the form. We will collect your application fee by credit or debit card before your application is submitted for assessment. You do not have to pay this fee until you are ready to submit your application.
Please note the application fee is non-refundable.
Submitting your application
You will only be able to submit your application for assessment when all sections of the form have been completed.
Once you have completed all sections of the form you will be asked to enter the details of your credit or debit card for the application fee – no other forms of payment are available at this time. After you have entered your card details you will be prompted to press the ‘submit now’ button; this will simultaneously take your payment and send your application to the Membership Team. You will receive an email to confirm the payment (please keep this for reference) and another email to confirm that the application has been received which will also outline the next steps of the application process.
You can download your VAT receipts and tax statements for any payments made to the Institution via My Account.
Your application will be checked by staff and if complete you will be contacted to make the arrangements for your interview within a couple of weeks.
When your application has been submitted you will be able to log in to your account at any time to check its progress.