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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.

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. 

Why read this guide?
To find out if you're eligible and how to make your application.
Next steps
Check your eligibility before requesting your application and preparing evidence.