End of training: applying for certification

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

Please note we will be able to respond to your queries much more efficiently if you email us rather than call us: specialtytraining@rcpsych.ac.uk

Step 1

When you get to the last six months of training, please email us at specialtytraining@rcpsych.ac.uk with the following information:

  • Your college membership number
  • Your GMC number
  • Your National Training Number (NTN)
  • Your CCT/CESR CP date
  • Your speciality (and second/sub specialty if applicable).

Step 2

Once you’ve received your outcome 6 in your final ARCP you will need to apply to the College.

To do this you need to fill out this application form and send it to specialtytraining@rcpsych.ac.uk with a copy of all your ARCP outcome forms.

If you don’t have copies of your ARCP outcome forms please contact your Deanery who will be able to provide you with them.

Step 3

When we’ve received your application form and all ARCP outcome forms we’ll review your application before in most cases recommending you to the GMC. This process can take a few weeks during busy periods.

You’ll also have to apply with the GMC at the same time as applying with the College, if you haven’t heard from them yet, let us know.

Please note that the GMC will only award you a CCT or CESR CP if you apply within 12 months of completing your training.

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