Applying for entry onto the Specialist Register

This is for doctors who want to join the Specialist Register.

Am I eligible to apply?

You may be eligible to apply for entry onto the Specialist Register if you have a relevant European specialist qualification.

You can check which specialist qualification we will accept in our evidence of qualifications page. Then you must also check your qualification is on our list of relevant European qualifications, and that:

  • The title of it is exactly the same as the one in our list, and;
  • Your qualification was issued on or after the reference date listed. 

How do I apply?

Primary source verification

Once you have checked you hold a relevant European specialist qualification, you’ll need to have your relevant European specialist qualification independently verified before we can grant your registration with a licence to practise. Read about what this means for you.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you should log in to GMC Online and make your application for entry onto the Specialist Register. If you already hold full registration, you don't have to pay a fee to apply for direct entry onto the Specialist Register.

I don’t hold full registration

You'll need to make an application for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the Specialist Register at the same time.