Technician Member

Professional Review cycle

Schedule for the Stage 3: Professional Review process.

Each Professional Review cycle takes three months to complete (from application deadline to election decision). Keeping to this time frame requires both the applicant and the professional reviewers to stay on schedule. Dates for upcoming cycles are listed below.

Planning your submission

  • read the Technician Member- Application Guidance carefully to check that you have met all the requirements
  • submit and pay for your application (as early as possible) before the deadline to allow time for the administration checks1
  • contact our membership team with any questions.

Process overview

  • once the submission deadline has passed, we will confirm that your application has been accepted and pass your application to the professional reviewers for assessment
  • the professional reviewers will assess your Competence and Commitment (C&C) Report. If any revisions are needed, you will need to revise, re-verify and return your C&C report within two weeks2
  • not all applicants will require an interview, but if deemed necessary, you’ll be sent the interview details (date, time, Microsoft Teams meeting link etc), following the C&C assessment
  • once a final decision has been made following the monthly Virtual Election Panel meeting, we will let you know the outcome
    • if successful, you will need to pay any outstanding fees (eg registration fees). A welcome letter, certificate and membership card will be sent in due course
    • if unsuccessful, you’ll be sent detailed feedback for a future application.

1Although we aim to progress applications as quickly as possible, our processing capacity is dependent on the volume of applications received. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to include your application within a particular Professional Review cycle.

2It’s important that the two week deadline is met so your application can proceed within the relevant cycle. If the deadline is not met, your application may be closed; any application fees paid will not be refunded.

Cycle 5 – 2022
  • application final submission deadline: 7 November 2022
  • report revision*:28 November–11 December 2022
  • interview period start date: 26 December 2022 (due to holiday season, interviews will take place over three weeks rather than the usual two)
  • Virtual Election Panel meeting date: 8 February 2023
  • outcome decision by 9 February 2022

*If required, revision will be requested on or around this date. You will be given two weeks to provide the revised report from the date of the request.

Cycle 1 – 2023
  • application final submission deadline: 3 February 2023
  • report revision*: 27 February–12 March 2023
  • interview fortnight start date: 27 March 2023
  • Virtual Election Panel meeting date: 3 May 2023
  • outcome decision by 4 May 2023

*If required, revision will be requested on or around this date. You will be given two weeks to provide the revised report from the date of the request.

Cycle 2 – 2023
  • application final submission deadline: 5 May 2023
  • report revision*: 29 May–11 June 2023
  • interview fortnight start date: 26 June 2023
  • Virtual Election Panel meeting date: 2 August 2023
  • outcome decision by 3 August 2023

*If required, revision will be requested on or around this date. You will be given two weeks to provide the revised report from the date of the request.

Cycle 3 – 2023
  • application final submission deadline: 7 July 2023
  • report revision*: 31 July–13 August 2023
  • interview fortnight start date: 28 August 2023
  • Virtual Election Panel meeting date: 4 October 2023
  • outcome decision by 5 October 2023

*If required, revision will be requested on or around this date. You will be given two weeks to provide the revised report from the date of the request.

Cycle 4 – 2023
  • application final submission deadline: 8 September 2023
  • report revision*: 2–15 October 2023
  • Interview fortnight start date: 30 October 2023
  • Virtual Election Panel meeting date: 6 December 2023
  • outcome decision by 7 December 2023

*If required, revision will be requested on or around this date. You will be given two weeks to provide the revised report from the date of the request.


Please note that capacity is dependent on application volumes within a given Professional Review cycle. We therefore cannot guarantee inclusion within a particular cycle; however, we will always seek to progress applications in as timely manner as possible.