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07th February 2018

What are the requirements to become a CQC Inspector?

Hi Sheila
I would like to know what qualification do I need to be a CQC inspector or what course can I pursue in order to apply for such role?
Thank you and kind regards.


Dear M,


Thank you for your question.


I am certainly not an expert on the qualifications to become a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspector but all the information that you need is on the CQC website.


You should look at their website where they have a whole section devoted to "CQC jobs: Opportunities in Inspection."


I would suggest that any further questions you have about becoming a CQC inspector you should address to CQC.


Best wishes,



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