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Trainee Registration


It is a mandatory requirement for all trainees to be registered with the College, as set out in the “Gold Guide” (section 2.15):

‘All doctors in training should enrol/register with the relevant Royal College/Faculty so that:

  • progress in their training can be kept under review and supported where required
  • eligible trainees can be recommended to GMC for consideration of award of a CCT at the end of specialty training’.


The following links allow you to view further information and registration forms:

Please note that, in order to access the benefits of Portfolio Online, trainees will have to be registered with the College.


Please note the following before proceeding to Online Trainee Registration: As part of the registration process you will be required to make an online payment, which will be processed securely via Netbanx.

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Your payment will be processed in sterling, and the merchant processing the payment is located within the United Kingdom.
You will be purchasing Trainee Registration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists until the end of the College subscription year during which you register (31st December in any calendar year). This registration includes, unless you specifically decline this associated benefit, registration as a Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainee of the College.
Once you have purchased this registration for this initial period, a refund will be given only at the discretion of, and on application to, the Royal College of Psychiatrists. 
Sympathetic consideration to such a refund will normally be given where a trainee leaves psychiatric training, suffers circumstances of unusual hardship or otherwise at the discretion of the College.  In these circumstances please contact Paul O'Connor, Membership Data Manager, by emailing him at or by writing to him at Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB.  Please provide full details of the relevant circumstances. The College will contact you to confirm the most appropriate method for any refund.

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