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

CCT & CESR CP Application Forms

IMPORTANT: You must apply for your CCT or CESR CP within 12 months of completing your training (GMC Guidance - PDF)


Doctors wishing to practise as honorary, fixed term or substantive consultants in the NHS must be on the UK Specialist Register at the General Medical Council (GMC).



CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) is the route to specialist registration for doctors who have completed an approved programme of core and advanced psychiatry and have passed all sections of the MRCPsych Examinations.

Specialist Trainees

Appointed since 31/07/2007

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Specialist Registrars

Appointed up to 31/12/2006

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The CESR CP (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration – Combined Programme) is the route to specialist registration for doctors who have been appointed to a GMC-approved training programme since 1 August 2007 and who wish to count time spent in previous non-GMC-approved posts towards their training.

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