This section provides statistics on our certification work.
To provide greater visibility of our work, we have compiled statistics showing how many applications we have dealt with in each of the medical and surgical specialties. The statistics include the period September 2005 to March 2010 when we were working under the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB).
In this section you can see figures for all the certificates issued by the Certification Team since September 2005, broken down by certificate type and specialty. The figures are updated quarterly.
Certificates of Completion of Training (CCT)
CCT are issued to doctors who complete a full GMC-approved specialty training programme.
Current trainees or employers may wish to look at these statistics to ascertain the pattern of when and the number of trainees in a specific specialty generally complete training.
Read more about CCT
Certificates of Eligibility (CESR and CEGPR)
Certificates of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) and Certificates of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) are issued to specialists and GPs who have not completed a GMC approved programme but are able to demonstrate that they meet our requirements particular to their specialty, training, qualifications and experience.
We have produced these figures as we understand that an application for a CESR or a CEGPR can be a daunting prospect and applicants will look to acquire as much information as possible before committing to what is often a time consuming and complex process. However, if you are seeking to ascertain the likelihood of success for a particular application, you should interpret these numbers with caution.
The process of applying for a CESR or a CEGPR is a unique experience for each applicant. Success depends on the applicant’s previous experience, the level and availability of the evidence they are able to provide, their willingness to engage with the process and whether their referees are able to provide the necessary information.
Read more about CESR and CEGPR