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CCT & CESR CP Applications

In order to be awarded either a CCT or CESR CP and gain entry on to the GMC's Specialist Register, you need to apply to both the GMC and the College. These applications can be made at the same time but both need to be completed before your certificate will be awarded. You need to pay a fee to the GMC but not to the College.

We will contact you by email about three months before your completion of training date to confirm that we have the correct completion date, specialties (including any sub-specialty endorsements) and route on record for you. If you are within two months of completion of training and you have not received such an email from us, please email us at and let us know.

One we have confirmed these details we will notify the GMC of them and they will then contact you by email and invite you to apply for your CCT or CESR CP through GMC Online.

The GMC will not award you a CCT or CESR CP until they have received a recommendation from us that you should be granted one; we cannot make the recommendation until we have received a completed CCT or CESR CP application form from you and copies of all your ARCPs from your deanery. If you would like to check which ARCPs we already have on file for you or if you have any other questions about the application process, please email us at

Please note that 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.

CCT Application Form

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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 CESR CP Application Form

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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