The IAPT maintains a current Register of Qualified Physical Therapists which is used as a reference by the public, Health Insurance Companies, and Healthcare Professionals.
All members of the IAPT meet and adhere to the criteria and standards set down by the association. The IAPT places great emphasis on its duty to regulate the professional and ethical standards of its members.
Members of the Irish Association of Physical Therapists (IAPT) are graduates from the Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science (IPTAS), or hold equivalent qualifications which are recognised by the IAPT. Applicants will be required to provide documentary proof of qualifications as requested by the IAPT.
IAPT Has Three Membership Categories:
- Practicing Full Member
This category covers both a full-time and part-time member who is fully and adequately insured to practice Physical Therapy and who has complied with IAPT requirements for new members, holding current and full qualifications.
- Non-Practicing Full Member
This category refers to a member who has decided to take time out from practicing Physical Therapy. During such absences he/she is obliged to fulfil the requirements under the Professional Body’s CPD Programme.
- Associate Member
This category refers to:
a) A Physical Therapist in the process of becoming a Full Member (whether he/she) is a first time Applicant or has let his/her Membership lapse for 3 years or more). It relates to the first year only, after which he/she is deemed to:
I. Be a Full Member, or
II. Have failed to meet the Assessment Criteria and is not accepted for Membership.
b) A Therapist in the process of completing his/her Physical Therapy training at the Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science, Dublin, Ireland.
c) Lecturers or teachers of courses approved by the Association.
Therapists in Ireland that are listed on the IAPT website have been validated by the Association as being qualified to practice at their rated level.
Thinking of Becoming a Member?
If you would like to apply for membership of the IAPT or for further information on membership requirements please contact us at the IAPT.