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Certification of training & specialist registration

The RCOG is responsible for recommending doctors to the General Medical Council (GMC) for inclusion on the Specialist Register. It’s a legal requirement to be entered on the Specialist Register before taking up a consultant post in the NHS.

There are 2 routes to specialist registration: CCT and Portfolio Pathway.

Certificate of Completion for Training (CCT)

For doctors who are on the CCT application route.

For doctors who haven’t completed a GMC-approved training programme, but who are able to demonstrate that they have the Knowledge, Skills and Experience (KSE) for Specialist Registration and to practise as a substantive consultant in the UK.

FAQs and guidance

Guidance and answers to frequently asked questions on CCT, Portfolio Pathway and the Combined Programme.