Qualifying Examinations

Qualifying Examinations

The Qualifying Examination provides certification for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Diagnostic Radiographers seeking registration with the Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC) in order to practise in Singapore.

Applicants whose credentials are not included in the AHPC’s List of Recognised Qualifications must first apply to AHPC to obtain an In-Principle Approval letter to be eligible for the Qualifying Examination. Applicants with a Restricted Registration need not provide an In-Principle Approval letter.

Schedule and Application Deadlines

The Qualifying Examinations are conducted at SIT@Dover three times each year. Candidates will be assessed through both written and practical examinations held across two consecutive days, and are expected to be present for both days.

Exam Dates Application Deadline
2 – 3 January 2020 14 November 2019
29 – 30 April 2020 11 March 2020
28 – 29 August 2020 10 July 2020

How to Apply

You can commence your application online by completing the Qualifying Examination Application Form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


The cost per candidate is $1,700.00 (including GST) for each sitting.

Refund Policy

There will be no refund of fees upon confirmation of registration.


Should you have queries related to the examination, please email HSS.QE@SingaporeTech.edu.sg for assistance.

Fee Payment

Once you have successfully submitted your application, an email confirmation with a payment link will be sent to you. Payments must be made via credit/debit card on SIT’s online payment gateway. There will be no refund of fees once payments are made successfully.

Should you encounter technical issues, please email IThelpdesk@SingaporeTech.edu.sg for assistance.

Release of Results

Results will be released within four to six weeks after the examination. The results are final and appeals will not be entertained. According to guidelines set out by AHPC, candidates will be allowed a maximum of TWO (2) attempts for the Qualifying Examinations.

Scope of Examination: Physiotherapy
  • 2-hours written examination: 125 Multiple Choice Questions on anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurology, and women’s health. Each question is worth 1 mark.
  • 1-hour practical examination: 3 scenarios of 20 minutes each in the following areas: Neurology, Musculoskeletal, Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy. 
    • Scenarios will be similar to clinical cases. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate appropriate assessment, related management techniques and interventions on a patient model.
    • Candidates will elaborate on the goals of management on each clinical case. Examiners will require candidates to provide evidence-based justification for choice of management techniques and interventions used.

The detailed scope and the recommended reading lists can be found here: Physiotherapy

Scope of Examination: Occupational Therapy
  • 2-hours written examination: 100 Multiple Choice Questions on areas of occupational therapy theories, assessment and interventions, mental health, physical dysfunction, and paediatrics.
  • Thirty-minute Viva Voce: The candidate is required to select one out of the three case studies provided. Each case study will cover major areas of occupational therapy in physical dysfunction, mental health, and children across the care continuum.

The detailed scope and the recommended reading lists can be found here: Occupational Therapy

Scope of Examination: Diagnostic Radiography

3-hours written examination: 200 Multiple Choice Questions on patient care, radiation protection, radiological informatics, radiological anatomy radiography, imaging, and instrumentation.

The detailed scope and the recommended reading lists can be found here: Diagnostic Radiography