Professional Review interview

The Professional Review interview is one of two essential elements in our Professional Review process.

The other element of Professional Review is the relevant exam.

 

What’s involved?

The interview tests your ability and ensures that you have satisfied all the core objectives within your Initial Professional Development (IPD).

You may attempt the interview before or after the exam, depending on what suits you best. 

 

Interview format

The interview normally lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. This includes around 10 minutes for you to make a presentation that explains how you have met your IPD objectives. 

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. 

 

Apply for the interview

You'll need to click on the Apply Now button and have ready the following documents:

  • The IPD final report forms for each of the 13 core objectives
  • A two page experience report (CV) 
You'll also be asked for the PRI application fee payment.

You will then be contacted by your Regional Group, who will request your portfolio of work and set a date and location for your interview. Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, your interview may be conducted remotely, and you will be advised by your Regional Group if this is the case.

More information on the core objectives, what to include in your portfolio and additional information can be found on the Initial Professional Development page.

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Application deadline

Submit your Expression of Interest form at any time during the year to start the online process

If you want to take the interview submit your PRI form and associated documents by the following dates:

Chartered and Associate-Membership: Midnight on 1 September. If you have missed the 1 September deadline you have until 8 September to apply subject to payment of a late fee of £180. Please contact the Membership Team for further information on how to submit your application if you still wish to sit the Professional Review Interview in 2020.

Research and Development Route: 1 March or 1 September

 

Interview schedule

We will be holding the interviews for Chartered and Associate-Members in the normal schedule, normally between October and December (unless otherwise arranged with the Professional Review and CPD Executive).  However, please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, your interview may be conducted remotely, and you will be advised by your Regional Group if this is the case.

Provisional dates for interviews are usually available from August/September each year. 
 

Interviews in Hong Kong

Usually scheduled between May and August.

 

 

Online course: Professional review interview preparation

Videos and practical guidance to help you build your portfolio and prepare for interview.

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