English language requirements

A doctor making an application, either for registration or for sitting the New Zealand Registration Examination (NZREX Clinical), must first satisfy Council that their ability to communicate in and comprehend English is sufficient to protect the health and safety of the public.

Applicants must demonstrate they meet one of the eight English language requirements. Our policy sets out the specific requirements applicants must meet.

English language policy

  • English language policy

    All doctors must satisfy our English language requirements before applying for registration or NZREX Clinical. To qualify for registration or NZREX Clinical, you must meet one of the seven options outlined in Council’s English Language Policy.