Information for Trainees Appointed to Higher Specialist
Training Programmes (SpRs) up to December 2006
Applying for a Certificate of Completion of Training
The criteria for award of a CCT for SpRs
- Completion of a minimum of 36 months of basic specialist
training approved by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
- Successful passes at MRCPsych Part I and MRCPsych Part II
- Completion of a minimum of 36 months of higher specialist
training in the SpR grade.
A trainee can expect to have their final RITA assessment within
three to six months of their CCT date. Trainees will be given a
Form G which is the final record of satisfactory progress. This
signals the successful conclusion of a training programme leading
to the award of a CCT. Trainees can apply to the College
for a CCT application pack within six months of their CCT
date or once they have their final RITA assessment,
whichever comes first.
The postgraduate deanery will send a copy of the Form G to the
Professional Standards Department at the Royal College who in turn,
will send a CCT Notification Pack. It is the responsibility of the
trainee to ensure that all sections of the Notification Form are
completed correctly and accurately. The trainee must register
online with the GMC for their CCT within six months of their CCT
date. Trainees should apply online at www.gmc-uk.org/certificationonline.
On receipt of the above information, the College will check the
approval status of the training and make a recommendation to the