The Registration Council of Speech-Language Pathologists meets approximately every three months.
Since October 2010, the Registration Council of Speech-Language Pathologists has upgraded its services, as summarised below, with a view of providing better service to the registered speech-language pathologists of Cyprus:
- Purchase of secretarial support services
- More efficient communication procedures with the registered speech-language pathologists, classification of the Council’s archive and further simplification and speeding up of the procedures in an attempt to make things easier for registered speech-language pathologists
- Plans for subsidising the participation of registered speech-language pathologists in further training seminars organised by the Cyprus Association of Registered Speech-Language Pathologists
- Updating of the Council’s website and addition of useful material (e.g. Frequently Asked Questions)
The aim of the Registration Council is to provide a speedy and efficient service to the registered speech-language pathologists, in line with the procedures required under its governing law. The Registration Council is at the disposal of all interested persons for any questions or clarifications.
The Registration Council is currently connected to the IMI system which offers the possibility to contact Competent Authorities of the EU member states in the case of doubt with regard to the professional qualifications of applicants.
Following Cyprus’ accession to the EU, the Registration Council of Speech-Language Pathologists has participated in meetings and seminars both informative and in view of the Implementation of the European Directives.
Meetings were also held with officers of the Ministry of Health and the Planning Bureau in respect of Directive 2006/123/ΕC on Services.
In its capacity as the Competent Authority for the Registration and Licensure of Speech-Language Pathologists in Cyprus, the Registration Council of Speech-Language Pathologists has participated in training seminars aimed at becoming familiar with the Internal Market Information System (IMI) which enables the exchange of information with Competent Authorities of EU member states.
Meetings were also held with officers of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance in respect ofDirective 2005/36/ΕC on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications.
The Law on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications was enacted in 2008 within the framework of harmonisation with the European Union. You will find the text in the “laws” section.