Completing and Submitting an Individual Questionnaire 

Pre Approval

Credit unions must seek the prior approval of the Central Bank before appointing/electing an individual to a PCF.  The Individual must complete an online Individual Questionnaire (IQ) which is endorsed by the proposing credit union and then submitted electronically to the Central Bank for assessment. 

A credit union must not offer to appoint an individual to perform a PCF until the Central Bank has approved the appointment in writing.

The IQ must be completed online and can be accessed through the Central Bank's Online Reporting System ("ONR")

Access to the Online Reporting System

Credit unions that currently have access to the ONR will require access to the Fitness and Probity returns. If you do not currently have access to these returns, please complete the form below and email to rcuinternalnotification@centralbank.ie.

Fitness and Probity Business Administrator Setup Request Form (Attached to Email) | pdf 479 KB

The Fitness and Probity Business Administrator must be one of the following:

  • the chair of the board of directors;
  • the manager; or
  • the chair of the nomination committee.

The ONR User Manual provides further information in relation to the ONR System including the different ONR account types and important security information.

IQ Process

  1. The proposing credit union will provide the applicant with a user name and password, which the applicant uses to log into ONR. 
  2. Once logged in, the applicant will have the option to start a new IQ application.
  3. The IQ is completed online by an applicant seeking to perform one or more PCFs. 
  4. Once completed, the IQ is submitted by the applicant to the proposing credit union. 
  5. An appropriate person (as specified in the IQ Application Guidance for Credit Unions) in the proposing credit union will review the IQ, complete a declaration on behalf of the proposing credit union and submit the IQ application to the Central Bank for assessment.

The IQ comprises of the 12 sections, some of which may not be relevant to an applicant, depending on their personal circumstances. 

Please refer to the following Guidance documents for further information. 

IQ Application Guidance for Credit Unions | pdf 1372 KB ONR Quick Start Guide (Proposer) | pdf 1180 KB ONR Quick Start Guide (Applicant) | pdf 744 KB Individual Questionnaire for Credit Unions Template | pdf 1132 KB

Videos

The videos below will assist both the applicant and the proposing entity to complete and then submit an IQ to the Central Bank.

Video 1 - Credit Union Sets Up User

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Section 1 - Preliminary Questions

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Section 2 - Applicant Personal Details

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Section 3 - Professional and Other Relevant Experience

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Section 4 - Grandfathering Minimum Competency Code

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Section 4 - New Entrant Minimum Competency Code

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Section 5 - Applicant Regulation and Character

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Section 6 - Applicant Current and Previous Regulatory Appeals

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Section 7 - Applicant Savings and Loans

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Section 8 - Applicant Shareholdings

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Section 9 - Non-Approved Director roles

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Section 10 - Supporting Documentation

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Section 11 - Applicant Declaration

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Section 12 - Credit Union Declaration

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How to export your information for your records and/or use for future IQ applications

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How to import information into IQ application

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How to import information into IQ application

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How to import information into IQ application

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