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Who can become a member of the IIRRT?
Any student studying the undergraduate BSc in Radiography or in Radiation Therapy or any student studying graduate entry MSc in either discipline in the Republic of Ireland or any graduate from the aforementioned courses can become a member of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy.
I qualified outside the Republic of Ireland can I become a member of the IIRRT?
All radiographers/radiation therapists who qualified outside the Republic of Ireland must individually apply to CORU to have their qualifications recognised prior to taking up employment in Ireland. This is a requirement under EU law (EU Directive 89/48).
All applicants for IIRRT membership must first be registered with the Radiographers Registration Board of CORU.
How do I have my qualifications recognised?
You will need to apply to CORU to have your qualifications recognised. The Radiographers Registration Board (RRB) in CORU is the designated competent authority for the professions of radiography and radiation therapy since 31st October 2013 under Directive 2005/36/EC and will assess all applications for the recognition of non-Irish qualifications.
Please visit the CORU website for further information.
Do I need to become a member of the IIRRT to work as a Radiographer or Radiation Therapist?
No, you do not need to become a member of the institute to work in Ireland. You do however need to be registered with CORU to work. It is recommended to become a member of your professional body however especially if you ever plan to work abroad as many countries require evidence that you were registered with the professional body of the countries in which you previously worked before considering candidates for a job.
What benefits will I receive as a member of the IIRRT?
Automatic Fitness To Practice insurance for members providing legal insurance for any FTP claim
Optional discounted Professional Indemnity Insurance
Exclusive Car & Home Insurance
MyRadCPD - Free online CPD portfolio for members to document your CORU CPD requirements
CPD HUB - Hosting free online CPD material across numerous topics
Free CPD events for members with additional CPD funding to attend CPD events and courses
• Best Practice Guidelines in a number of general and specialty areas
• Online subscription to Radiography & Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice
• Annual research funding grants for members
• National lobbying of professional interests
• Membership of international organisations (EFRS, ESTRO, ISRRT)
How to I apply for membership to the IIRRT?
All applicants must apply online via the website.
All applicants must supply their CORU registration number during the application process and acknowledge the declaration on the final page of the online application.
Finally, you must initiate payment of monthly membership fees by forwarding a signed direct debit mandate form either by post to the office address in Kilmainham or scanned and by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you tell me more about the professional indemnity insurance offered by the IIRRT?
The IIRRT organises a group insurance scheme that is available to members as part of their membership fee. The Professional Liability insurance protects against your legal liability arising from the provision of professional services and activities as outlined by the IIRRT. Furthermore, the Fitness to Practice Legal Expenses insurance provides legal assistance and cover for legal fees in relation to matters arising from a complaint that has been referred to CORU.
Does the professional body regulate the profession?
No, the IIRRT does not regulate either profession. This role is undertaken by CORU.
I have applied to work abroad as a Radiographer/Radiation Therapist and have been asked to provide a letter of good standing from my regulatory/professional body, can the IIRRT issue me with such a letter?
The IIRRT does not issue letters of good standing as we do not have a fitness to practice committee. We are also not the professions regulatory body. The IIRRT can however issue a letter as the professional body. These letters can only be issued to members who have active continuous membership of the IIRRT for a minimum of one year prior to requesting the letter. The letter will state your membership number and that you are a member of your professional body but that we do not regulate the profession nor issue letters of good standing. These letters are issued at the discretion of council.
I need to amend some of my personal details/subscription details, how do I do this?
All changes to personal/subscription details can be made by logging on to your membership account in the member's area of the website.
Do my membership fees qualify for tax refund from the revenue office?
Membership fees to a professional body do not qualify under any tax refund scheme.
I would like a receipt for my membership fee payments, how can I obtain this?
The IIRRT does not standardly issue receipts of membership subscriptions paid each year, however, receipts can be issued by requesting by email to email@example.com.
How can I become a member of the council?
Any member of the IIRRT is eligible to apply to represent on council should an appropriate seat become available. Members may represent on council based on their ‘registered address’. This is the address given as your contact address on your member application form and may be your work address. Council seats are designated by region. For example, if you wish to represent on council for your workplace e.g. a south Dublin hospital but you lived in north county Dublin you should put your work address as your registered address. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a nomination form.