Specialist applications and certificates statistics

  1. Specialist applications and certificates
  2. Revalidation

Annual reports       

Specialist registration annual reports from 2013 are available below. They give an overview of the key themes for applications to the Specialist and GP Registers.

Certificates of Completion of Training (CCT)

CCTs are issued to doctors who complete a full GMC-approved specialty training programme.

Certificates of eligibility

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 understand applications for a CESR or a CEGPR can be a daunting prospect. Applicants will look to get as much information as possible before committing to a time consuming and complex process. However, if you're seeking to assess the likelihood of success for an 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 your:

  • previous experience
  • level and availability of the evidence
  • willingness to engage with the process
  • referees are able to provide the information we need.