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Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration or Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration application
This guide is for doctors who haven’t completed a GMC approved programme of training. But, you can show you have knowledge, skills and experience equivalent to the approved curriculum for your specialty.
It explains how you may be able to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) or Certificate of Eligibility for General Practice Registration (CEGPR).
You'll need to prepare evidence before submitting your application. And it can take over six months to process, so it’s really important you read this guidance to support your application.
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 Working as a GP 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.