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Evidence of qualifications - Estonia

This page is to explain what evidence of qualifications doctors who qualified in Estonia need to supply to support their application.

Medical regulatory authority in Estonia

The Estonian Health Care Board
15157 Tallinn
Estonia
Tel: +372 650 9847
Fax: +372 650 9844
Email: evi.lindmae@tervishoiuamet.ee

Below is information about:

Full registration with a licence to practise

The documents you need to send us depend on the date you started your basic medical training. Please see the table below.

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your basic medical training on 1 May 2004 or later
  • A Diplom arstiteaduse õppekava läbimise kohta or an Arstikraad
University of Tartu
You began your basic medical training before 1 May 2004
  • A Diplom arstiteaduse õppekava läbimise kohta or an Arstikraad

AND EITHER

University of Tartu

OR

Estonian Health Care Board
  • A document confirming you have effectively and lawfully been engaged in actual medical practice for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate (as detailed in Article 23.1 of the Directive)
Estonian Health Care Board, or the competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

Applying for entry onto the Specialist Register

You must hold full registration with the GMC before being eligible for entry onto the Specialist Register.

Direct entry

Your specialty must be listed in Annex V of the Directive by the country that awarded it and have a corresponding entry for the United Kingdom. If you are eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the Specialist Register at the same time.

The documents you need to send us for entry onto the Specialist Register depend on the date you started your specialist training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your specialist training on 1 May 2004 or later
  • Residentuuri lõputunnistus eriarstiabi erialal or a Residentuuri lõpetamist tõendav tunnistus
University of Tartu
You began your specialist training before 1 May 2004
  • Residentuuri lõputunnistus eriarstiabi erialal or a Residentuuri lõpetamist tõendav tunnistus

AND EITHER

University of Tartu
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your specialist certificate meets the standards detailed in Articles 25, 26 and 27 as appropriate of the Directive 

OR

Estonian Health Care Board
  • If your specialist training does not meet those standards we will need a document confirming that you have been practising in the specialty in which your specialist certificate was awarded for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate (as detailed in Article 23.1 of the Directive)
Estonian Health Care Board, or the competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what specialist qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your specialist qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the Specialist Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.

Applying for entry onto the GP Register

To be entered onto the GP Register you must also hold full registration.

Direct entry

If you are eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the GP Register at the same time.

The documents you need to send us for entry onto the GP Register depend on the date you started your GP training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your GP training on 1 May 2004 or later
  • A Diplom peremeditsiini erialal or a Residentuuri lõpetamist tõendav tunnistus
University of Tartu
You began your GP training before 1 May 2004
  • A Diplom peremeditsiini erialal (or a Residentuuri lõpetamist tõendav tunnistus

AND

University of Tartu
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your GP certificate meets the standards detailed in Article 28 of the Directive.

OR

Estonian Health Care Board

If you are eligible for entry onto the GP register, on the basis of acquired rights specific to general practitioners, you will need to send to us:

  • A certificate of acquired rights for general medical practice. The certificate must state that it was awarded to you in accordance with Article 30(1) of the Directive.
Estonian Health Care Board

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what general practice qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your general practice qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the GP Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.