Professional Review Interview
A Professional Review Interview (PRI) is one of two essential elements you must complete to become a Chartered or Associate-Member of the Institution, the other being the relevant Examination. (You will also need to complete a PRI if you are applying for Technician Membership, though you do not sit an exam).
The PRI tests your ability and ensures that you have satisfied all the core objectives within your Initial Professional Development (IPD).
You may attempt the PRI before or after the Exam, depending on what suits you best.
The length of your interview is approximately one hour but may vary according to the membership route you have taken, and the length of time the reviewers need to make an assessment.
As part of the interview you will be asked to make a presentation of no more than 15 minutes (without electronic aids).
Reviewers will try to help you by asking appropriate questions, but it's essential that you can demonstrate how you have achieved all of your core objectives.
How to apply for the interview:
Complete an Expression of Interest Form (Chartered or Associate-Membership) and you will be entered into the first available interview, depending on your preferences. You can also submit your PRI Form (Chartered or Associate-Membership) at the same time to indicate your interview preferences.
In addition to the PRI Form, you will need to complete the IPD Final Report Form for each of the 12/13 core objectives. Your forms should summarise how your experience and training has enabled you to satisfy each objective's requirements.
When completing IPD Final Report Forms, remember to:
- Make it personal
- Make it positive
- Clearly state how you have achieved the core objective
Email your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send it via post to the Institution.
Candidates can submit their EOI form at any time during the year and will be entered into the first available PRI or Exam, based on their preferences indicated on the form. In addition to the EOI form, candidates wishing to take their Professional Review Interview will also need to submit their PRI Form (Chartered or Associate-Membership) according to the following deadlines:
- Chartered and Associate-Membership: 1 September (1 April for candidates in Hong Kong)
- Candidates applying through the Research and Development Route: 1 March or 1 September
- Technician Membership: 1 March or 1 September
Submit your application well in advance to allow for possible delays.
All late applications will be subject to a late application fee of £150. No applications will be accepted after 9 September.
Interviews (Chartered and Associate-Member grades) are scheduled between October and December (unless otherwise arranged with the Professional Review and CPD Officer).
Provisional dates for interviews are expected to be available from August/September each year.
Interviews in Hong Kong are usually scheduled between May and August.
Interviews for Technician grade candidates are held twice yearly during April and May and between October and December.
Am I eligible to apply for the Professional Review?
If I choose to sit the Examination first, do I need to have completed my IPD?
How to apply & application fees:
How much does the application cost?
How do I start the application process?
What happens if I only want to take my PRI?
What happens if I only want to sit the Exam?
What is the deadline for submitting my application forms?
I have passed my Examination
Do I still have to cover all 13 Core Objectives in my PRI?
Does my ‘Exam Pass’ status expire?
Is there any formal recognition having passed the Examination but not the PRI?
Will my Interviewers know that I have passed the Examination?
I have failed my Examination
If I fail my Exam can I still sit the PRI?
Is there a limit on how many times I can take the Exam?
When can I resit the Exam?
Can I appeal?
I have passed my Professional Review Interview
Can I delay or postpone taking the Examination?
Is there any formal recognition having passed the PRI but not the Exam?
I have failed my Professional Review Interview
I failed my PRI, when can I resit?
I only failed the PRI on three or fewer Core Objectives, when can I resit the PRI?
I failed the PRI, can I sit the Examination?
I failed my PRI but have already paid to enter the Examination, can I cancel and get a refund of my Examination Entry Fee?
Can I appeal?
How long will my application take?
When will I get my results from the PRI and Examination?
If I pass both the Exam and PRI when will I be elected?