Full registration with a licence to practise and a CESR or CEGPR
This guide is for doctors looking to join the Specialist or GP Registers and can show you have knowledge, skills and experience needed.
It explains how you may be able to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) or a Certificate of Eligibility for General Practice Registration (CEGPR).
This application requires you to prepare evidence before you submit it. It can take six to nine months to process, so it’s really important that you read this guidance to help you complete one of these applications.
To help support you, we’ve also created an which will show you the steps you will go through in the online application.
We have a confirming the steps for providing additional evidence once you’ve submitted your application.
Important information for doctors intending to work as a GP in the UK
To start work as a GP in the UK, you'll need to complete a number of processes. Some of these are handled by organisations other than the GMC.
You must read our General Practice in the UK page for information about applying to join a Performers List and Induction and Returner schemes.
These are extra requirements for you to work as a GP in the UK.