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What is an aptitude test?

If you are an EMR applicant and disagree with the requirement of completing an adaptation period (POA), you may request an aptitude test in place of it.

An aptitude test is a test of your current knowledge relating to the shortfalls identified in your application. It may take different forms, depending on your individual circumstance. The test is always described in the Record of Assessment.


How to arrange a test

If you choose to take a test, please inform us and we will make the necessary arrangements. If you wish to take the test, you need to tell us within up to three months from the decision imposing adaptation period.


What to expect at a test

On the day of the test you will need to report to our reception where you will be given a name badge. Reception will inform the Registration Advisor who is facilitating the test that you have arrived and they will come to meet you. Your photo identification will be checked and you will then be taken to join the assessors in the test room.

The test is usually conducted by two registration assessors who will be familiar with your application. They will explain the format of the test to you and will take notes throughout. Once it is finished, the Registration Advisor or one of the assessors will show you back to reception.

The estimated length of the test is provided in your record of assessment. It will typically take between one to three hours but could take longer, depending on your individual circumstance.

We will notify you in writing about the outcome within few weeks. If you have any questions about the international or European Mutual Recognition application process, you can contact the Registration Advisor who facilitated your test.

Need help?

If you still have a question about international applications, please contact our International team:

More contact options are available on the team's contact page.

Page updated on: 29/10/2018