Ready to apply?

Confirm your certificate details

When you apply, we’ll ask you to check the details that will appear on your certificate.

My details are correct 

We’ll send your certificate within 15 working days of getting a recommendation from your royal college or faculty, but no earlier than ten days before your completion of training date.

My details are wrong 

Please contact your royal college or faculty to let them know. 

We can’t grant your application or give you your certificate until they have given us the correct details and a recommendation. We also can’t grant your application earlier than ten days before you complete your training.

Submit your application online

Once you've read and understood this guide, you're ready to apply through GMC Online.

Your GMC Online account

If you already have a GMC Online account, you can log in and apply by choosing 'My Registration' then 'My Applications'.

If you have a GMC reference number, but have never logged into your online account, you'll need to activate your GMC Online account.

If you don’t have a GMC reference number, then you need to set up an account. To request a GMC reference number and for further advice on setting up an account, please contact us

Timeframes for submitting your application online

Applications started in GMC online before 6 November 2018

You have three months to submit your application after you've started it. If you've not submitted your application within three months, you'll have to start a new one.

Applications started in GMC online on or after 6 November 2018

You’ve applied using our updated application. This means you’ve been able to provide evidence electronically.

You have twelve months to submit your application after you’ve started it. This is because we recommend that you use your online application as an electronic portfolio, uploading evidence as you gather it.

You’ll need to ensure you keep updating parts of your application over the twelve month period; otherwise the application will automatically expire.