Changes to our application processes in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Do not send applications or evidence by post

Please use your GMC Online account to make an application. We’ll tell you what information we need and how to send this electronically when we receive your application.

Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration through the academic or research route.

This guide is for doctors who have not completed GMC approved training looking to obtain specialist registration.  

It explains how you may be eligible for Specialist Registration if you can show you have the relevant knowledge, skills and experience in your specialty through academic or research work.

This application requires you to prepare evidence before submitting your application. It can take over six months to process, so it’s important you read this guidance to help you complete your application.

Why read this guide?
To find out how to prepare and submit your application.
Next steps
Once you’ve read this guidance - request your application and prepare evidence.