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Working in Ireland as an EHO

 If you have qualified abroad your qualifications must be validated by the Department of Health and Children before you are eligible for employment as an Environmental Health Officer in Ireland.

Validation of Qualifications

The Minister for Health is the Designated Authority with the responsibility for validating non-national qualifications. As you wish to have your qualification assessed, the following documentation is required by this Department of Health and Children in order to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your qualification:-

1. a copy of your original diploma/degree and a transcript of all examination results showing subjects studied and grades obtained;

2. a certified statement from the relevant educational institute detailing the syllabus of the course of education and training which you undertook i.e. subjects taken in each year, subject content, number of hours of study in each subject, type of practice placements (i.e. location, duration, supervision etc.);

3. documentation to indicate that your qualification entitles you to practice as an Environmental Health Officer in the country where you qualified;

4. details of your professional experience, if any, (i.e. name(s) and address(es) of employer(s), type of hospital or institution, employment commencement and cessation dates, title of post held, full-time status, practical experience in the profession);

5. evidence of your professional experience (i.e. letters of confirmation from your employer(s), references etc.);

6. documentary proof of citizenship (i.e. birth certificate and passport details).

All documentation must be notarised as true copies of the originals.

Allied Health Care Professionals with foreign qualifications who have not completed the validation process may not work in the Irish public health sector.

If you have any further queries on the matter, please do not hesitate to contact the validation unit at:

Professional Regulation Unit, Department of Health, Room 7.37, Hawkins House, Dublin 2.

Email: Validation_Unit@health.gov.ie

Telephone: 01 635 3000

 

For general information on recognition of qualifications please see the Department of Health website here.

For information on eligibility criteria required to work as an Environmental Health Office please see here.

For information on eligibility criteria required to work as a Senior Environmental Health Office please see here.

For information on eligibility criteria required to work as a Senior Environmental Health Office please see here.

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