That's a good point - but isn't what Eagle was asking.

Now that regulation has been achieved and State registration is on the way, why do we need to join the voluntary register ?

Never mind the 10, that's neither here nor there, but all the paperwork that's required is horendous. It will probably be simpler to apply for the full registration because our employers will provide support information.

Surely waiting till the state scheme kicks in won't weaken our case in any way and shouldn't make any difference to the entry requirements because of the 3 year transition period.

Today is the day you worried about yesterday - and all is well !