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Criteria for Registration

To be eligible for registration, the applicant must:

  1. Possess a basic/primary professional qualification in his profession [e.g. BSc (Diagnostic Radiography) for a Diagnostic Radiographer or BSc (Physiotherapy) for a Physiotherapist];
  2. Be bona fide;
  3. Have an offer of employment in his profession in Singapore; and
  4. Be of good standing/reputation/character.

 The Council will also consider other factors, where applicable, such as:

  1. Work experience and history (e.g. whether the applicant has been in active clinical practice, professional practice experience);
  2. Registration with other licensing authorities (e.g. National Environment Agency, overseas regulatory authorities);
  3. Passing the National Licensure Examination in their country of training and/or practice;
  4. Evidence of proficiency in English Language;
  5. Physical and mental health status;
  6. Post-graduate qualifications where applicable; and
  7. Passing the Qualifying Examination (QE) if applicable. 

Only work done as a Diagnostic Radiographer, an Occupational Therapist, a Physiotherapist, a Radiation Therapist or a Speech-Language Therapist will be considered professional practice experience.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

All applicants whose basic professional qualification was not obtained from Singapore, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States of America, will be required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency.

Acceptable English Language Proficiency Tests
Table 1 presents the minimum acceptable scores from various international English language testing systems.

  1. Registration applicants who have equal or less than 2 years of professional practice experience in Singapore as at commencement date for the respective allied health professional group are required to prove English Language Proficiency.  The Council will accept their test results regardless of the date the test is taken.

  2. For registration applicants with no professional practice experience in Singapore and for those who started work on or after commencement date for the respective allied health professional group, only results taken within 2 years preceding the date of the registration application will be accepted.


Table 1: Acceptable English Language Proficiency Scores
  Diagnostic Radiography and Radiation Therapy1 Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy1 Speech-Language Therapy2
IELTS (Academic Module) At least 6 for ALL components (Listening, Reading, Writing AND Speaking)  At least 7 for ALL components (Listening, Reading, Writing AND Speaking)  Overall 8 and no less than 7.5 for ALL components (Listening, Reading, Writing AND Speaking)
TOEFL At least 60 marks for internet-based test  At least 250 marks for computer-based test or
600 marks for paper-based test or
100 marks for internet-based test
110 marks for internet-based test
OET Grade B and above  Grade B and above  At least 3 Grade As and 1 Grade B
1 Affected registration applicants who have not taken the test and need to take the test can proceed with the registration application first. All successful applicants affected must fulfil the English Language Proficiency requirements as part of their Conditional registration period.
2 All affected applicants must show proof of English Language Proficiency at the point of registration application.