Professional Registration

Professional Registration for Health Promotion Practitioners living in the Republic of Ireland


What is the IUHPE Health Promotion Registration System?

The IUHPE System is based on the core concepts and principles of Health Promotion outlined in the Ottawa Charter (1986) and successive WHO charters and declarations on Health Promotion. It offers a voluntary process of registration of Health Promotion practitioners and accreditation of Health Promotion courses that are assessed as meeting specified competency-based criteria. The IUHPE define a Health Promotion Practitioner as ''a person who works to promote health and reduce health inequities using the actions described by the Ottawa Charter''.


How do I apply to become a registered Health Promotion Practitioner?

Health Promotion Practitioners living in the Republic of Ireland may apply using the on-line application process below.

Please take time to read the Frequently Asked Questions section which provides further information on the process. You can also click here to access the 'Demystifying the Application Process' presentation from our AGM which will be very useful for anyone completing the application form



Registration - categories

There are three categories of application:

Category 1. Graduates of a Health Promotion course (undergraduate or post graduate) which is accredited within the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation SystemNOTE: this category applies only to those who have graduated since the date each course was accredited.


Category 2. Graduates of a Health Promotion course (undergraduate or post graduate) that is not accredited within the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation System or graduates of a course (undergraduate or post graduate) in other relevant disciplines(A) with a minimum of two years of experience as a Health Promotion practitioner within the past five years.


Category 3. Practitioners who are not graduates of a Health Promotion course or a course in a relevant discipline, but who have acquired a minimum of three years experience as a Health Promotion Practitioner within the past five years.

(A). The agreed relevant courses are: public health, health education, social sciences including psychology, epidemiology, sociology, education, communication, environmental health, community, urban or rural development, political science. Other academic qualifications may also be deemed appropriate but must be approved by the Board of Directors at Global level.



How to submit your application:

Applications will only be accepted via the online application form below.

Category 1:

  • Applicants are required to upload proof of their graduation, i.e. a copy of their parchment.

Categories 2 or 3:

Please note:

  • The application fee is a non-refundable administrative application fee.
  • AHPI members benefit from reduced fees for registration, discounts are valid only for those who are active members at the time of application (Apply here).
  • Once these steps are completed, you will receive an automatic response confirming that your application has been received. If you have not had a response within 24 hours, please contact
  • Your application may be deemed eligible for registration on provision of additional information/clarification. You will be asked to submit the required information within four weeks.
  • Once your application is assessed as meeting required criteria, you will be asked to pay the registration fee to complete your registration. Once paid, your Certificate of Registration will be sent to you.
  • If your application is not successful you will receive an email notification indicating the reasons why. You can re-apply at any time.


Timelines and cost

  • Applications for Category 1 can be submitted all year round.
  • Applications for Category 2/3 can be made from September-December.
  • Each application is independently reviewed by two volunteer trained Assessors. All applications are assigned a number and processed in the order in which they are received. Assessors will endeavour to have your application processed within 3 months. Please note, this is an approximate time frame and may vary depending on the number of applications that are being processed at any one time
  • Applications which require further information or clarification may take additional time.





  • Your referees/employer and the academic institute from which you graduated may be contacted for confirmation of the details you supply.
  • You may be asked to supply additional information and/or verification of all information given in this application.
  • Should your application be successful, through application submission, you are authorising the AHPI and the IUHPE to publish your name in the online Registers of IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioners.


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