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6 Registration: further procedural requirements.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Board may require an applicant for registration in [F1Part 1 of the Register] to pay a fee of a prescribed amount.

(2)The Board may require a candidate for any examination under section 4(2) to pay a fee of a prescribed amount.

[F2(2A)The Board may require an applicant for registration in Part 1 of the Register to pay a fee for taking an aptitude test which the applicant is required by the Board to take under [F3regulation 32(1)(b) of the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015] on the basis that the circumstances are as mentioned in [F4regulation 32(3)(a)] of those Regulations (education and training received by the applicant covers substantially different matters from that required in the United Kingdom).]

(3)The Board may prescribe the information and evidence to be provided to the Registrar in connection with an application for registration in [F5Part 1 of the Register].

[F6(3A)The reference in subsection (3) to an application for registration in Part 1 of the Register does not include an application for registration in that Part made by a Directive-rights national who, in making the application, relies on section 4(2A).

(3B)Where a Directive-rights national applies to be registered in Part 1 of the Register and, in doing so, relies on section 4(2A), the Board shall—

(a)acknowledge receipt of the application within one month of receipt; and

(b)inform the applicant of any missing document required for the purposes of the application.

(3C)The Registrar shall deal expeditiously with all applications for registration.]

[F7(4)The Registrar shall serve on an applicant[F8for registration in Part 1 of the Register] written notice of the decision on his application.

[F9(4A)A notice under subsection (4) shall be served—

(a)in the case of an application by a person who in making the application—

(i)relies on subsection (1)(a) of section 4 without also relying on subsection (2A), or

(ii)relies on section 4(2A),

within three months beginning with the date on which the application is made;

(b)in any other case, within six months beginning with the date on which the application is made.]

(4B)Notice of a refusal in the case of an application [F10by a person who in making the application relies on section 4(2A)] shall state reasons for the refusal.]

F11(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F7S. 6(4)-(4B) substituted for s. 6(4) (23.12.2002) by S.I. 2002/2842, art. 4(2)

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