HPAT–Ireland is conducted once in February each year.

All HPAT–Ireland test sessions will be conducted via remote proctoring. Test takers will select a time and day that suits them to complete their test.

ACER registration portal

  • Register for HPAT-Ireland
  • Create and manage your ACER account
  • Book and sit your ProctorU test session
  • Purchase practice material
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The HPAT–Ireland test window will run from Friday 16 to Sunday 25 February 2024.

The test window includes a number of test days (20 and 21 February) for those test takers who experience technical difficulties and need a rescheduled session.

Registration dates

Your online registration and payment must be completed by GMT 5:15 pm, 19 January 2024. Late registrations will be accepted up to GMT 5:15 pm, 29 January 2024. Late registrations must pay an additional fee.

An exceptional late registration is available until GMT 5:15 pm, 2 February 2024. This is only available to test takers who have submitted their application to CAO by GMT 5:00 pm, 1 February 2024 and attracts an additional fee.

Only ACER can schedule sessions on the 20, 21, 24 & 25 February. This will be done following investigation into any issues occurring at the initial session. Remote proctored rescheduled sittings will be scheduled on 20 and 21 February. Sittings on 24 and 25 February will be for Test Centre sittings only.

No other testing dates will be provided in 2024.

Late registration fees

Late registrations and exceptionally late registrations are subject to additional fees.

Late fees details

CAO number

Before registering for HPAT–Ireland, all MEDICINE applicants should get their CAO number first. This number is required to complete your HPAT–Ireland registration successfully.

To get a CAO number, apply online at www.cao.ie. If you submit a paper application, your CAO number will not be available in time to register for the HPAT–Ireland test.

University of Limerick applicants

Applicants to the MSc in Occupational Therapy and MSc Speech and Language Therapy do not need a CAO number. Applications should be made to the University of Limerick directly.

How to register for HPAT–Ireland

  1. Obtain a CAO number.
  2. Create an ACER account.
  3. Register to sit HPAT–Ireland via your ACER account.
  4. Book your ProctorU test session through your HPAT-Ireland registration.

Payment and refunds

The standard registration fee for HPAT–Ireland is €156.80. Late registration fees apply, see payment details.

Refund policy 

Reasonable adjustments

If you have a disability or other health-related or educational need that might interfere with your ability to sit the test in the standard manner, you should apply for reasonable adjustments as soon as possible after you complete your registration.

If you are unsure, we recommend you submit an application. All requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis and all reasonable efforts will be made to provide you with support and appropriate testing conditions for your needs.

To complete all the pre-test preparations, all requests need to be submitted no later than the close of standard registrations at 17:15pm GMT, 19 January 2024.

If you require reasonable adjustments due to a condition that occurred after the application deadline, please contact the HPAT-Ireland Office for advice. You can send your supporting medical documentation through your HPAT-Ireland account.

Supporting Documentation

Please note there are changes to the types of medical documentation required when submitting a reasonable adjustment application from 2024. Please read the new HPAT-Ireland Documentation Requirements Guidelines for Reasonable Adjustments.

List of Common Reasonable Adjustments

Presentation - Change in presentation format of test

  • Larger fonts or print format (test centre sitting only).
  • Written list of instructions.

Response - Modification in the way a Test taker completes a test

  • Scribe (test centre sitting only).
  • Reader (test centre sitting only).

Setting - Allowance for a Test taker to undertake a test with permitted aides

  • Use of Irlen Spectral Filters.
  • Use of colour overlay.
  • Bilingual Dictionary for test takers whose native language is not English.
  • Permission to have blood glucose testing kit and insulin.
  • Permission to have medication.
  • Permission to have food/drink.
  • Permission to stand and stretch.

Timing and scheduling - Adjustments to when and how long a Test taker has to complete a test

  • Extended time to complete a test.
  • Rest breaks.

For psychometric reasons there is no possibility of reviewing or giving special consideration to test results, such as adjusting results for any perceived or actual disadvantage. This is so, whether the actual or perceived disadvantage arises from any incident on the sitting day or any wanted adjustment to sitting conditions. Consequently, it is important that any such adjustment be applied for in accordance with ACER's reasonable adjustments procedure. This will ensure such adjustments are made in advance of sitting.

Common questions

Yes, you need to submit an application each time you sit HPAT-Ireland. Arrangements will only be valid for the test cycle and year the application was submitted.