GMC Logo Search the register GMC Online
  1. Home
  2. Registration and licensing
  3. Managing your registration
  4. Information for doctors on the register
  5. Revalidation


What is revalidation? 

Once you’ve joined the medical register and have a licence to practise, you’ll have to take part in a process called revalidation. 

Revalidation is how you show that:

  • you are keeping your knowledge up to date
  • you are fit to practise and no concerns have been raised about you
  • and you provide a good level of care.

Licensed doctors have to revalidate usually every five years, by having annual appraisals based on our core guidance for doctors, Good medical practice.

What do I need to do to revalidate?