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Qualifying Examination

Diagnostic Radiography applicants whose basic professional qualifications are not found on the Lists of Recognised Qualifications will be required to take and pass the Qualifying Examination (QE) for Diagnostic Radiography to be eligible for Conditional registration if they are not already practising in Singapore at the time of commencement of registration for Diagnostic Radiographers.  Such applicants must submit a registration application to the AHPC before they can be advised on their eligibility to sit for the QE. 

Without passing the QE and completing registration with the AHPC, such applicants are not allowed to start work or practise as a Diagnostic Radiographer in Singapore.

Note: There will be no QE for Radiation Therapy with effect from January 2019

Purpose and Standards of the Qualifying Examinations

The QE is an assessment of the equivalency of the professional knowledge and skills expected of practitioners in the regulated professions in Singapore.

Eligibility Criteria for the Qualifying Examinations

To be eligible for the QE, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Possess a degree qualification in the discipline of Diagnostic Radiography;
  2. Have an employment offer to practise in Singapore with an organisation or institute that is able to meet the requirements stipulated in the Supervised Practice Guidelines for Diagnostic Radiographers and Radiation Therapists. 
  3. Take and pass the national examination (if any) in the Country where applicant has obtained the degree qualification from.

Candidates will only be allowed a maximum of two attempts to pass the QE.

Qualifying Examinations Schedule

The QE is administered by AHPC's approved higher educational institutions in Singapore on behalf of the AHPC. 

Examination Date  Application Deadline 
 22 - 23 August 2019  4 July 2019
 2 - 3 January 2020 14 November 2019
 29 - 30 April 2020  11 March 2020
 28 - 29 August 2020  10 July 2020 


Please refer to the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)'s website for more details.

Scope of the Qualifying Examinations

The scope of the QE and some of the recommended reading lists from the institution are found here [PDF, 75KB].

The AHPC does not endorse or sanction any of the recommended reading or study materials, and to its knowledge, the reading lists are neither complete nor comprehensive.

Application for the Qualifying Examination

a) For Allied Health Professionals who are on Restricted Registration and would like to take the QE:

  1. They can apply directly to the relevant examination provider in Singapore for the QE which they intend to sit for.
  2. The completed QE application form, together with the relevant fees and a certified true copy of the Restricted Registration Certificate must be submitted directly to the examination provider by the closing date for the relevant QE.

The contact information and the postal address for the examination provider can be found below. The examination provider will inform examination candidates on the venue, date, time and other instructions for the QE.

b) For Allied Health Professionals with no prior practice experience in Singapore, the following apply:

  1. They must first apply for registration with the AHPC.
  2. After initial review, they may then be informed of their eligibility to sit for the QE.
  3. With the confirmation letter from the AHPC, they must then apply directly to the examination provider in Singapore for the QE.
  4. The completed QE application form together with the relevant fees and a certified true copy of the confirmation letter from the AHPC must be submitted by the employer directly to the examination provider by the closing date for the relevant QE.

The contact information and the postal address for the examination provider can be found below. The examination provider will inform them on the venue, date, time and other instructions on the QE.

Upon receipt of the QE results, they must inform the AHPC and submit a copy of their results so that the AHPC can continue with the process for their applications for registration.
 

Note:
  1. Only work done as a Diagnostic Radiographer will be considered professional practice experience.
  2. For all such applications, the AHPC will keep on hold the registration application for a period of 1 year or the extended deadline stipulated from the date of the issued letter, advising their eligibility to undertake the QE examinations.  If the results are not received by the deadline stipulated, the applicant will need to submit a fresh application for registration with new application fees payable. 

Examination Fees

With effect from January 2019, the QE fee per candidate is SGD1,700 (including GST).

1. For applicants with no prior practice experience in Singapore:

The QE application form together with the payment and a certified true copy of the confirmation letter from the AHPC to sit for the QE must be submitted by the employer to examination provider 6 weeks before the QE.

2. For registrants on Restricted registration:

The QE application form together with the payment and a certified true copy of the Restricted Registration Certificate must be submitted by the employer/candidate to examination provider 6 weeks before the QE.

Payment can be done by debit/credit card through Singapore Institute of Technology's online payment portal.  For any technical problems encountered in using the Singapore Institute of Technology online payment portal, please email to IThelpdesk@SingaporeTech.edu.sg for assistance.  

*Please note that the application will not be processed until all fees are confirmed as paid in full.  There shall be no refund in the event of non-attendance.

For questions pertaining to the scope and format of the Diagnostic Radiography QE and submission of the QE application, please email the SIT Health & Social Sciences department at HSS.QE@singaporetech.edu.sg.

Examination Frequency

With effect from January 2019, the QE will be conducted three times a year in January, May and August.

Examination Instructions to Candidates

Candidates sitting for the exam must be present at the stated venue at the stipulated time.  Candidates will not be admitted into the exam venue 30 minutes after the commencement of the exam.  Candidates must bring along their passport and copy of the reply from the examination provider as proof of identity.

Examination Results

Results will be released 4 to 6 weeks after the QE.  The examination provider will issue the results to the candidate and the AHPC.  

First-attempt candidates who fail the QE will be allowed to sit for a second (final) attempt.

The examination results are final and appeals will not be entertained.

Please note that successful completion of the QE does not guarantee a positive outcome of the registration application with the AHPC.  For example, any false declaration/documentation submitted by the applicant to the AHPC or the examination provider may render the QE results void and invalid. 

Last updated: 10 Jul 2018 10:32