Timing and Transitional Arrangements

As a general principle, the holder of a local practising certificate imposed with the PMC condition cannot commence practise as principal until they have:
  • Been granted an exemption to successfully complete the PMC; or
  • Successfully completed the PMC; and
  • Have applied for and been granted approval for the removal of the condition to successfully complete the PMC from their local practising certificate; and
  • Have notified the Board of the intention to commence practise as a principal.
However, the availability and timing of the delivery of the PMC may not enable a practitioner to undertake the PMC prior to the planned commencement date as a principal. In such circumstances some flexibility will be needed in allowing time for completion of the PMC condition.

The Board agreed that in circumstances where the availability and timing of the delivery of the PMC may not enable a practitioner to undertake the PMC prior to the planned commencement date as a principal the PMC condition be amended, upon application, to require completion of the PMC within a stipulated time (see rule 18D(1)(b) and LPB Form 13).

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