Professional Review Interview
Once you are satisfied that all the core objectives have been completed, you should consider applying for the PRI. You will need to complete the IPD Final Report Form for each of the 12/13 core objectives (additional sheets may be used). The IPD Final Report should be your statement summarising how all your experience and training has enabled you to satisfy the requirements of the objectives.
When completing IPD Final Report Forms, points to remember are:
Make it personal
Make it positive
Clearly state how you have achieved the core objectives
The Professional Review Interview (PRI) is designed to test your ability and ensure that you have satisfied all 12/13 core objectives within your Initial Professional Development (IPD). The length of the interview will vary according to the routes you have taken and the length of time it takes for the reviewers to determine whether you have reached the required standard in each objective. The reviewers will ask you to make a presentation of no more than 15 minutes (no electronic aids will be allowed) with the interview lasting approximately 60 minutes.
Whilst the reviewers will try to help you by asking appropriate questions, it is important that you can demonstrate that you have achieved the necessary attainment levels for ALL 12/13 core objectives. In order to pass the interview you must pass all 12/13 objectives.
Passing the PRI will mean that you are eligible to sit the relevant Institution examination (or be elected to Technician membership as appropriate)
Interviews (Chartered and Associate-Member grades) are scheduled between October and December (unless otherwise arranged with the Professional Development Officer). Exact dates for 2012 interviews are expected to be available from mid/late 2012. Interviews in Hong Kong are usually scheduled between May and August.
Interviews for Technician grade candidates are held twice yearly during April and May (application deadline of 1 March) and between October and December.
Interviews for candidates applying via the Research and Development Route are held throughout the year.
Chartered and Associate-Membership: 1 September (1 April for candidates in Hong Kong)
Candidates applying through the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) route: 20 November
Technician Membership: 1 March or 1 September
We recommend that candidates applying for the 2013 Professional Review (deadline of 1 September) submit their applications well in advance to allow for possible delays.
All late applications will be subject to a late application fee of £60
No applications will be accepted after 09 September
What happens if I fail the interview?
If you fail 1 to 3 objectives you will only be interviewed on those objectives next time. If you fail 4 or more you will be required to sit the full interview next time.