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Practitioner Registration

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Please note - you must provide a duly completed application form, along with fee payment, before the Medical Sciences Council will consider your application.

A completed New Zealand trained application may include any number of the following documents:

  • Certified copy of your qualification certificate(s)
  • Two certificates of standing and experience (personal and professional)
  • Evidence of name change
  • A criminal conviction notice that is no more than six months old issued by the Ministry of Justice.
  • A criminal conviction notice that is no more than six months old from each country you have lived and worked in for more than 12 months.
  • Official academic transcript
  • Academic syllabus (curriculum)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Thesis/Dissertation
  • Passport style photograph

In addition to the above, overseas trained applicants may need to provide any number of the following documents:

  • Clinical logbook
  • Evidence of registration and certificate of good standing from each registration authority you are registered with overseas
  • Certificate of employment
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi and Healthcare module certificate
  • Evidence of meeting the English language requirements (e.g. IELTS exam results)

These documents are a legal requirement and provision of them is non-negotiable.


For more information on registration, please contact the Council at