Complete this form to request a Professional Registration Adviser
Please note, this service is exclusively for members of the IOP. If you are not a member and would like to join, apply to become a member now.
The Professional Registration Adviser (PRA) Scheme provides support for individuals applying for one of the IOP's seven professional registrations.
Unlike traditional mentoring schemes, the PRA Scheme provides point-in-time advice. Below are examples of some of the questions you may like to discuss with a PRA:
In addition to the support offered by the PRAs, the IOP’s registration officers can:
Please note, the awarding of professional registration is decided by a panel of independent reviewers, therefore advice from a PRA does not guarantee that you will automatically pass the review process.
Please note, submitted applications will be thoroughly reviewed by one of our registration officers before it is submitted to a panel for assessment. If the registration officer finds that the information provided does not meet the standard required for submission, they will provide feedback and offer additional support.
View our flow diagram to see the steps you need to follow to be matched with a PRA.
Your form will be reviewed by a member of the professional registration team, and they will pair you with a PRA, if appropriate. Please note, it could take up to three weeks to identify an available PRA. Once you have been paired with a PRA, we will then make the introductions via email.
If the IOP’s registration officers can answer your questions you may not need to be paired with a PRA. However, this does not prevent you from making another request if you need further advice and support.
To avoid any unnecessary delays in meeting your PRA, we recommend you organise the meeting, because it will be more time efficient if you and the PRA decide on a suitable date. To give the PRA enough time to read your documents, we advise that you give the PRA a week to read your documents before the meeting.
We advise PRA meetings last between 60 to 90 minutes, as this should be sufficient for you to discuss your questions. We recommend that meetings take place virtually, unless you and your PRA agree otherwise.
Depending on the nature of your question(s) you might need to send the PRA your CV, application form (or elements of it) and organisational chart. If you are working with sensitive information, please be mindful of this when preparing your paperwork for the PRA and anonymise or make confidential, where appropriate. If you are unsure how to do this, please contact the professional registration team at [email protected] and they will be able to advise you.
We hope that you have had time to reflect on your meeting with the PRA, and that you are able to progress with your application.
You will receive a short feedback form that you are required to complete. Your feedback is designed to help us evaluate what works well, and review how we can further improve our processes and behaviour to ensure you and other members have a positive experience.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the professional registration team at [email protected].