Specialty specific guidance for CESR and CEGPR

We’ve created guidance for each certificate of completion of training specialty with the relevant royal college or faculty. This will tell you the evidence we expect you to submit for your application in the most closely related specialty.

If there’s no certificate of completion of training specialty that closely matches yours, please use the generic guidance. You shouldn’t submit your application until you’ve read this guidance and gathered your evidence. 

Due to the significant changes that are being made to the curriculum in some specialties and to ensure fairness between the CCT and CESR/CEGPR process, once a curriculum has been approved and published you may be given the opportunity to make your CESR application in either the new curriculum or the previous version of the curriculum.  This option of dual running of curricula will likely be available until the point of implementation for CCT training for the relevant specialty but may be extended past the point of implementation if necessary. To check whether the curricula for your specialty will be dual run please check the guidance for your specialty.

It’s important you check our website regularly for updates to the specialty specific guidance and curriculum for your specialty.

These documents can be updated at any time and you’ll be assessed against the curriculum in place at the time you apply.

Evidence list

View your specialty specific guidance

Royal College of Anaesthetists 


Intensive care medicine

Royal College of Emergency Medicine 

Emergency medicine

Royal College of General Practitioners

General practice

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Royal College of Ophthalmologists


Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


Royal College of Pathologists

Chemical pathology

Diagnostic neuropathology

Forensic histopathology


Paediatric and perinatal pathology

Medical microbiology

Medical virology

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Child and adolescent psychiatry

Forensic psychiatry

General psychiatry

Old age psychiatry

Psychiatry of learning disability

Medical psychotherapy

Royal College of Radiologists

Clinical oncology

Clinical radiology

Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Occupational medicine

Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Public health medicine

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Community sexual and reproductive health

Academic or research medicine

Academic or research medicine guidance

Generic guidance

Generic guidance