Find out more about our ceremonies for those who've completed CCT or CESR, including upcoming dates and what happens at the ceremony.
Each year we'll be holding two ceremonies, one in spring and one in winter, to celebrate and congratulate those who've gained entry to the GMC Specialist Register, either through CCT or CESR.
Below you can see the dates of our upcoming ceremonies, with further details of which cohort each ceremony is for and when you can expect to receive an invitation. There are also answers to frequently asked questions about the ceremonies.
Please note, ceremony dates are subject to change and you should not book travel and accommodation until you have received confirmation from us that your place at the ceremony is secured.
Who is the ceremony for?
Those who have completed their CCT or CESR between April 2022 and early September 2023.
When will invitations be sent?
Invitations will be sent by email in mid-September 2023.
Instructions on how to register will be contained in your invitation email. Spaces at the ceremony are limited and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.
All ceremonies will be held at the College's London office on Prescot Street.
Ceremonies take place in the afternoon, usually between 2-3pm but the exact programme for your ceremony will be confirmed in your invitation email.
Attendees are welcomed with talks from some of the College Officers. During the presentation part of the ceremony, each new Specialist Registrant will have their name called by the Registrar, they will then be received on stage by the President and have a photo taken.
Yes, a professional photographer will be present and will take photos of attendees on stage during the ceremony, as well as photos of attendees with their guests after the ceremony.
The dress code for the ceremony is lounge suits/day dress/national dress.
Yes, once you've booked a place at the ceremony we can provide an official letter confirming your booking which can be used as supporting evidence for your, or your guest's, visa application. Please contact MembershipServices@rcpsych.ac.uk to request a letter.
Yes, you can defer your attendance to a future ceremony. You're only permitted to defer once, after which point it won't be possible to include you in a ceremony. Please respond to your invitation email to let us know you'd like to defer and your preferred ceremony to defer to (i.e. spring or winter).