Professional Registration

The purpose of a professional registration check is to assure employers that the applicant is qualified and competent to perform a particular role. It is intended to protect the public, ensuring that those who practice in a particular profession are committed to providing high standards of care.  

There are various regulatory bodies relevant to different clinical roles. If you are registered with a professional body, you will be asked to note your PIN/membership number when you register your interest in applying for a post in Scotland. As part of the pre-employment check process the COVID recruitment team will verify this for anyone who has applied for a post which requires professional registration. If the post you have applied for does not require this type of registration, the team will mark the check as ‘not required’ upon review.