Fees

All doctors pay a fee to register with the General Medical Council (GMC) and an annual retention fee (ARF) to remain on our Register. We also charge fees for administering the PLAB tests, and for specialist or GP registration applications.

How we use your fee

For more information on the fees effective from 1 April 2015 please see our press release.

On other pages in this section

You can find further information on:

  1. Registration fees
  2. Specialist or GP registration fees
  3. Specialist and GP registration appeals fees
  4. Annual retention fees
  5. Applying for an income discount
  6. Help with fees for refugee doctors
  7. Application refunds and scrutiny fees

Current fees

Registration Fees Effective until 31 March 2015 Effective from 1 April 2015
Full registration with a licence to practise for doctors who hold, or have previously held, provisional registration £185 1 £200                   
Full registration with a licence to practise for doctors who submit their application within two years of passing a primary medical qualification (and do not hold, or have not previously held, provisional registration) £185 1,5 £200 1
Full registration with a licence to practise for doctors not covered by the scenarios above £390 1,2,5 £420 1,2
Full registration with a licence to practise for a temporary period for a visiting overseas doctor £390 1 £420 1
Provisional registration with a licence to practise £90 1,3 £90 1,3
Restoration fee £300 4 £325 4
Scrutiny fee £90 £90
Specialist or GP Registration Fees Effective until 31 March 2015 Effective from 1 April 2015
Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) £390 £420
Review of an application or a reapplication for a CCT £220 £235
Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) £1500 £1600
Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) £1500 £1600
Application for a CEGPR through the Approved Programme (AP) £1500 £1600
Review of an application or a reapplication for a CESR or a CEGPR £645 £695
Application for a CESR or a CEGPR through the combined programme (CP) £390 £420
Application for sub-specialty recognition £275 £295
Certificate of GP acquired rights £275 £295
Review of an application or a reapplication for a Certificate of GP acquired rights £140 £150
Specialist and GP registration appeals fees Effective until 31 March 2015 Effective from 1 April 2015
Application to an Appeal Panel (written appeal) £1500 £1600
Application to an Appeal Panel (oral appeal) £2250 £2420
Annual Retention Fees Effective until 31 March 2015 Effective from 1 April 2015 
Annual retention fee for registration with a licence to practise £390 2 £420 2
Annual retention fee for registration without a licence to practise £140 2 £150 2
PLAB Fees Effective until 31 March 2015 Effective from 1 April 2015
Part 1 of the PLAB test £145 £155
Part 2 of the PLAB test £430 £465
Request for clerical check of results for the PLAB test £40 £45

1 This includes a non-refundable scrutiny fee should your application be refused, closed or withdrawn.

2 Doctors whose gross annual worldwide income from all sources is below the specified income threshold may be entitled to a 50% discount on the value of their annual retention fee. Further information can be found on our income discount page.

3 The fee for provisional registration is for a two year period.

4 A restoration fee is charged to doctors restoring to the Register following administrative erasure.

5 From 25 June 2014 European doctors granted registration without a licence due to insufficient evidence that they have the necessary knowledge of English language to practise safely in the UK, will receive a refund of the licence part of their fee.