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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

CCT & CESR CP Applications

The CCT/CESR CP Application Process

  1. We will email you about 3 months before your CCT/CESR CP date to make sure our information is correct and to invite you to apply. If we haven’t contacted you 2 months before your CCT/CESR CP date, please email with your:

    • College Membership number

    • GMC number

    • NTN

    • CCT/CESR CP date

    • Specialty (and second/sub specialty if applicable)

  2. To apply, simply fill in this application form and send it to , attaching all of your ARCP forms. If you don’t have all of your ARCPS forms please request these from your deanery before applying for your CCT with us.

  3. We will check your application against your ARCP forms and other documentation before recommending you to the GMC, this process can take up to 2 weeks, especially during peak periods (January - March and August - October).


  • The GMC have a separate application process, information about that can be found here.

  • The GMC will only award you a CCT or CESR CP if you apply within 12 months of completing your training. If you do not apply within this period, you will have to apply for Specialist Registration by the CESR route.

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