Completion of Training: CCT and CESR CP 

This page explains how to apply for your certificate at the end of your training and gain entry onto the specialist register.

Step 1 - Complete application form

Use the link below to apply within six months of, and no later than four weeks prior to, your completion date.

Please note:
  • The application form does not generate an auto-response, we will endeavour to acknowledge receipt of your application within 5 working days.
  • Once you have received acknowledgement of receipt, we will only be in touch either once your application has been processed or if we have any queries.
  • Since 1 January 2021, we have only accepted CCT applications using the online application form.

 If you have any queries please don't hesitate to email us directly at

Step 2 - Processing

Once you have completed your online application and received email confirmation, we will notify the GMC of your upcoming completion and they will then contact you to begin your application with the GMC. 

Your application will then be reviewed alongside your ARCPs on your online portfolio and, in most cases, submit a recommendation to the GMC. During the peak application windows of February and August, it can take a few weeks to process applications so please be patient with us. If you apply within 2 weeks of your completion date, we cannot guarantee it will be processed by your completion date.

Once your recommendation has been submitted to the GMC, we will notify you via email and you will need to complete your application with the GMC.

Please note: the GMC will only award you a CCT or CESR CP if you apply within 12 months of completing your training. If you have not heard from us or are applying within 2 weeks of your CCT date please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing or phoning 0208 6184170. 

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