Am I eligible to apply?

Can I apply? 

If you’re eligible to, your royal college or faculty will notify us of your expected training completion date in your final year. 

Once we’ve received their notification, we’ll invite you by email to apply online through your GMC Online account. This usually happens around four months before your expected training completion date.

We’ll send our invite to your GMC registered email address. You can check and update your email address through your GMC Online account.

Contacting your royal college or faculty

You’ll most likely need to apply to your royal college or faculty first. You should contact them for instructions on their individual process.

Deadline for your application

You must apply within 12 months of your training completion date. 

This applies to all doctors, including those who have completed their training but haven’t applied for award of their CESR/CEGPR through the CP application process.

If you don’t apply within 12 months of your training completion date, you won’t be eligible for specialist/GP registration through this process. 

You’ll only be eligible to apply for specialist or GP registration with a CESR or CEGPR through our specialty equivalence application routes.