COVID-19: Update for applicants11 August 2020
To contribute to frontline needs resulting from the current pandemic, capacity increased by over 40% for the 17 tests between March and August. From September, the Theory/MCQ will be on one day (Saturday) and the Practical/OSCEs on the following day (Sunday).
Request for test date change to be emailed by agent/prospective employer (or directly by applicant if no agent/prospective employer) to firstname.lastname@example.org. A postponement will result in the test being rescheduled to the last available test date listed in 'Provisional dates' on the apply page. Every step must be taken to avoid the need for a postponement.
To go on wait-list for earlier test date an applicant must have a visa and a flight ticket and have sufficient time to self-isolate for 14 days in Ireland.
The NMBI Candidate Registration Certificate (CRC) is no longer required to take the Aptitude Test.
Each applicant is individually and fully accountable for protecting themselves and others against COVID-19 and must adhere, at all times, to: coughing and sneezing etiquette; hand-hygiene; social-distancing; self-isolation/quarantine requirements; safe use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); and any other requirement as determined by The National Public Health Emergency Team (NEPHET). From 20 July safe face covering must be worn for both parts of the test. As a significant part of the OSCEs is based on oral communication by the applicant, please consider what form of safe face covering might best enhance you being heard and understood: face-visor/shield and/or mask. Please remember that the minimum two-metre social distancing requirement must still be maintained.
Please note: Aspects pertaining to COVID-19 now form part of the Aptitude Test.
All future test dates are provisional.
When one test closes, the next one opens. A test typically opens approximately 3.5 months in advance to afford time to complete the necessary steps below.