HPAT-Ireland Test Begins This Week

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HPAT-Ireland test begins this week running across a number of days from Friday 18 February – Monday 21 February 2022.

The test will be conducted online via remote proctoring and test takers will select a time and day that suits them to sit the test.

HPAT-Ireland is only conducted once a year, so this will be the only time you will be able to sit in 2022.

The duration of the test is 2 ½ hours. If you are an applicant to UL you will also have to complete an additional 1 hour Written English component.

What is Remote proctoring?


What will I need to complete my test?

•     A computer or laptop
(Tablets and mobile phones including Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc. are not supported)
•    Stable internet connection
•    A small erasable whiteboard and pen or 2 pieces of A4 sized scratch paper, a pencil, eraser & sharpener
•    Acceptable current and photo-bearing identification document
•    A clear water bottle (no labels attached)
•    Mirror (hand held is fine) or other reflective device

How long will it take for me to complete my test?

The HPAT – Ireland test consists of 2 ½ hours test time. There will be pre-testing procedures to complete before you can start these will take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to complete depending on your personal circumstances. Therefore, it is not possible to guarantee start and finish times.

Those people applying to the MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) and the MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) at the University of Limerick are also required to sit a 1 hour Written English component in addition to the multiple choice sections. This component will require a separate booking on the ProctorU system.

Further details here

Please note: HPAT-Ireland is a high stakes test administered under secure test conditions. If you leave the test session before your test is complete you risk not receiving your HPAT-Ireland results.

What is HPAT – Ireland?


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Steven Galvin

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