BREXIT - Information for UK Registration Applications

As the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU ceases on 31st December 2020,  they will no longer be covered by Directive 2005/36/EC.  After this date the UK will be regarded as a ‘third country’ i.e. any country that is not a member of the EU.

The implications for any Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics (P) or Advanced Paramedics (AP) who have qualified in the UK and wish to seek registration with PHECC will be minimal.

PHECC currently operates a standard policy for recognition of all qualifications obtained outside the state whether they are covered by relevant EU legislation or not.

Similarly, a standard policy is also in place for all applicants who which to join the register, whether they are currently covered by relevant EU legislation or not.

The application process, cost and pathway for registration and recognition of qualifications is the same for EU member states as it is for third countries and will therefore not change for applications from the UK following their departure from the EU.

As the Brexit date approaches, it is anticipated that PHECC may experience an increase in applications originating from the UK as a higher than normal number of applications have been received in recent months.  If this continues, PHECC may take longer than normal to process these applications and apologise in advance if this causes a delay in processing your application.

Please be assured that your application will be processed in exactly the same way, before and after Brexit, and there is no deadline for receiving applications.

Recognition of Qualifications obtained outside the State
Joining the Register