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Conditional registration applies to allied health professionals who have less than 1 year of professional practice experience at commencement date or have no prior professional practice experience in Singapore. Conditional Registration requires an allied health professional to complete a period of supervised practice in an establishment/with an employer whose supervision systems and structures comply with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC)'s prevailing supervised practice guidelines.

Eligibility Requirements

For such radiographers and radiation therapists who were already practising in their profession in Singapore before commencement date on 15 April 2016, they will be granted Full or Restricted registration after they have completed 12 months of supervised practice as stipulated by the AHPC (which can be within the grace period) with no adverse supervisor reports or client complaints.

Otherwise they will be granted C registration to complete the stipulated period of supervised practice:

Criteria for Conditional registration (Pathway to Full registration)

  1. A basic/primary professional qualification that is found on the Lists of Recognised Qualifications; OR Passed the relevant Qualifying Examination (QE); OR
  2. A basic/primary professional qualification which was previously allowed by MOH as part of the work pass application; AND
  3. With less than 1 year of professional practice experience in Singapore (e.g. as a Diagnostic Radiographer or a Radiation Therapist) as at commencement date AND
  4. Currently employed to practice his profession in Singapore


Criteria for Conditional registration (Pathway to Restricted registration)

  1. A basic/primary professional qualification that is not found on the Lists of Recognised Qualifications; OR
  2. A basic/primary professional qualification which was not previously allowed by MOH as part of the work pass application; AND
  3. Less than 1 year of professional practice experience in Singapore (e.g. as a Diagnostic Radiographer or a Radiation Therapist) as at commencement date; AND
  4. Currently employed to practice his profession in Singapore


Restrictions imposed may depend on the individual's work experience, training and qualifications.

For Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists who have no professional practice experience in Singapore on or after commencement date:

Conditional registration (Pathway to Full registration)

  1. A basic/primary professional qualification that is found on the Lists of Recognised Qualifications; OR Passed the relevant Qualifying Examination (QE); AND
  2. Have an offer of employment from an employer/establishment that is able to provide supervision as stipulated by the AHPC
     

Important Note:
  1. Supervision requirements for Conditional registrants during the grace period (15 April 2016 to 14 April 2017) are stipulated in the document: Supervised Practice Guidelines for Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists (Grace Period).
  2. Applicants who apply for registration on or after 15 April 2017 must be employed by an establishment whose supervision system and structures comply with the AHPC's Supervised Practice Guidelines for Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists.
Employment of Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists on Conditional/ Temporary registration

For Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists with no prior professional practice experience in Singapore seeking employment:

During the grace period (i.e. from 15 April 2016 to 14 April 2017), as long as the prospective employer is able to provide the required supervision as stipulated in the document: Supervised Practice Guidelines for Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists (Grace Period), your application for registration will be considered.  However, you must submit Form SF2 (Undertaking by Supervisor) together with your registration application for your registration application to be considered complete.

With effect from 15 April 2017, you are advised to familiarise yourself with the AHPC's Supervised Practice Guidelines for Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists in making a decision on offers of employment as an allied health professional in Singapore.  Your application for registration may be rejected in the event that your prospective employer/establishment is unable to comply with the requirements set out in the said Guidelines.

During your conditional registration period, you must notify the AHPC of any changes related to your employment, place of practice or supervisor(s) at least one month before the date of the intended change.  The changes may not be supported if they do not meet the supervision requirements set out in the Guidelines.  Further information on the procedure for notifying the AHPC of such changes is found here.

For employers/establishments that wish to employ Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists with no prior professional practice experience in Singapore:

During the grace period (i.e. from 15 April 2016 - 14 April 2017), organisations that are unable to meet the AHPC's Supervised Practice Guidelines for Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists are allowed to continue hiring Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists with no prior professional practice experience in Singapore.  However, arrangements must be made to ensure that the required supervision are available to the new hires. 

With effect from 15 April 2017, all organisations must comply with the requirements set out in the AHPC's Supervised Practice Guidelines for Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists if they wish to employ Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists with no prior professional practice experience in Singapore as they will only be eligible under Conditional or Temporary registration.

Readiness Review 

Please refer here for details on the Readiness Review.  Organisations that have not completed the Readiness Review of their supervision systems and structures with the AHPC will have to complete the Review if the application for registration of new hires for conditional or temporary registration is to be submitted.  For organisations who have not successfully completed the Readiness Review, the processing of their new hires may not be possible.

Organisations which have already completed the Readiness Review with the AHPC will need to demonstrate that the shortfalls identified (if any) during the review are rectified at the time of employment of new entrants.

The new hires’ registration application will not be processed if the prospective employer/establishment is unable to meet the requirements set out in the Guidelines satisfactorily.

Supervised Practice Period for Conditional Registrants

The purpose of supervised practice under conditional registration is two-fold.  Firstly, it is intended to support Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists’ assimilation and familiarisation with the local health and social care system and practices.  Secondly, it allows for the performance assessment of Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists to determine if they had met the standards expected of fully registered Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists practising in Singapore.

The typical duration of the supervised practice period imposed for an allied health professional trained in Singapore or a Singaporean is 12 months of full- time practice while the supervised practice period imposed for a foreign-trained allied health professional is 24 months of full- time practice.

The supervised practice period may be extended in the event of adverse supervision reports, or leave of absences of more than 1 month.

Part-time practice during Conditional Registration

Part-time practice during Conditional registration is allowed.  However, the duration of the supervised practice will be extended by 12 months, and the registrant is required to maintain a minimum of 20 hours of practice per week to meet the conditions of registration. The minimum hours of practice per week ensures that the purposes of the supervised practice under Conditional registration are met adequately. 

A conditional registrant may apply for part-time practice at the point of registration application or any time during his/her supervised practice period, and the supervised practice period will be adjusted accordingly.

For NYP Graduates pursuing degree conversion

NYP graduates who are not starting work as a Diagnostic Radiographer or Radiation Therapist after graduation do not need to apply for registration with the AHPC.  You will only need to do so after you have completed your degree conversion programme.  You must ensure that you are registered with the AHPC and have in force a practising certificate prior to starting work as a Diagnostic Radiographers or Radiation Therapist after your degree conversion programme.

However those who wish to start work as a Diagnostic Radiographer or Radiation Therapist first after graduation from NYP must be registered with the AHPC.  If you wish to pursue degree conversion within a year of graduation, you need to complete a minimum of 5 months of supervised practice satisfactorily prior to leaving for your degree conversion programme in order for the AHPC to recognise the period of supervision.  A supervisor assessment report and your supervision log up to the last day of work prior to leaving for the degree conversion progamme must be submitted to the AHPC for review.  Upon returning from your degree conversion programme, you will only need to complete the remaining period of supervised practice if the assessment reports were considered satisfactory.

When you resume work after your degree conversion programme, you will need to:

  1. Apply for a new practising certificate if your initial practising certificate has already expired.
  2. Inform the AHPC of any change of supervisor and the intended date of resuming practice by submitting Form SF2 (Undertaking by Supervisor).


You will have to revert to L1 supervision intensity (i.e. 4 hours/week) and submit a supervisor assessment report and supervision log after completing one month of such supervision (post degree conversion).  AHPC will review the reports and log and advise on your supervision requirements thereafter. 

Last Updated :  16 Mar 2017 11:40