Apply for Equivalence

To apply for equivalence you first need to create a Profile.

Within your Profile you can then apply for:


STP Equivalence

HSS Equivalence

PTP Equivalence

Certificate of Competence

The Academy for Healthcare Science provides assessment of the equivalence of applicant’s existing qualifications, training, and experience against the appropriate AHCS Standards and the learning outcomes contained in the relevant National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) training programme. When a person provides evidence that they have the knowledge, skills and competence comparable to someone completing the applicable NSHCS programme, they are issued with a Certificate of Equivalence. This certificate confers eligibility to apply for appropriate registration e.g. statutory registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Clinical Scientist, or registration with the Academy as a Practitioner or a Higher Specialist Scientist.