Recognised specialist qualifications list

Your qualification will be treated as a ‘recognised specialist qualification’ if:

  • It’s a specialist or GP qualification listed in this document
  • AND it was awarded in line with any stipulations as shown in this document.

Where additional documents are listed to confirm how your qualification was awarded, these should be uploaded in the Specialist and GP qualifications section of your online application. If the list states additional verified documents are needed, you should submit these to be verified by our provider at the same time as your recognised specialist qualification.

Australia

Qualification title Awarding body Qualification specifications Specialty Further requirements Additional documents required 
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) The qualification must be awarded under any of the RACGP curricula from 2007 to date, following satisfactory completion of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) programme General Practice N/a Letter from RACGP confirming Fellowship awarded after completion of AGPT programme. This document must be verified by our provider at the same time as your qualification.
Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) The qualification must be awarded under any of the Fellowship curricula from 2013 to date and following satisfactory completion of an approved AGPT programme. General Practice N/a Letter from FACRRM confirming Fellowship awarded after completion of AGPT programme. This document must be verified by our provider at the same time as your qualification. 

Canada

Qualification title Awarding body Qualification specifications Specialty Further requirements Additional documents required 
Certification in Family Medicine (CCFP). College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) The qualification must be awarded under any of the CanMEDS-Family Medicine curricula from 2009 to date, following satisfactory completion of the two-year clinical training programme. General Practice

You must have undertaken at least two years' whole-time experience (or the equivalent part time) working unsupervised as a fully licensed family physician in Canada, but not exclusively in remote rural practice. If you completed a third year of enhanced skills training for the Certificate of Added Competency (CAC) in one of the areas listed below, it can contribute one year towards this requirement.

  • Addiction medicine
  • Care of the elderly
  • Emergency medicine
  • Palliative care
  • Sport and exercise medicine.
Letter from CFPC confirming certificate awarded after completion of two year clinical training programme. This document must be verified by our provider at the same time as your qualification.
A reference from a current GP colleague covering your two years’ (WTE) experience since completion of training. We will verify this directly with the referee.
An up to date CV (even if applying with a qualification awarded less than three years ago)

New Zealand

Qualification title Awarding body Qualification specifications Specialty Further requirements  Additional documents required 
Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP) Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) Awarded under any of the RNZCGP curricula from 2012 to date, following satisfactory completion of the General Practice Education Programme (GPEP). General Practice N/a Letter from FRNZCGP confirming Fellowship awarded after completion of GPEP. This document must be verified by our provider at the same time as your qualification. 
Dual fellowship training in general practice and rural hospital medicine leading to the award of FRNZCGP and Fellowship of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (FDRHMNZ) Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and Division of Rural Hospital Medicine (DRHMNZ) This should follow satisfactory completion of the Rural Hospital Training Programme (RHTP) in parallel with the General Practice Education Programme (GPEP) under any of the RNZCGP curricula from 2012 to date. General Practice N/a Letter from FRNZCGP or DRHMNZ confirming dual Fellowship awarded after completion of RHTP in parallel with GPEP. This document must be verified by our provider at the same time as your qualification.