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Certificate of Eligibility (CEL) registration form

Registration form for Certificate of Eligibility (CEL) for short-term locums

An NHS certificate of eligibility for locums in O&G will be a pre-requisite for employment of short-term locums for tier 2nd and 3rd on call rotas (2 weeks or less) from February 2023.

For full details, see Certificate of Eligibility for short-term locums (CEL)

Personal details
Please use the email address registered in your RCOG account
If applicable
If applicable
Do you have RCOG membership or are you on the RCOG trainee register?

Work details
Do you already have access to the RCOG Training ePortfolio?

Please select the certificate level you are applying for: For more details on the requirements for each certificate level please refer to the CEL guidance available from the Safe Staffing web page.

As part of the certification process your name, GMC number and CEL certificate details will be listed on a searchable webpage available at This is so that employers and locum agencies are able to verify that you have an in date CEL. Please confirm that you are happy for your information to be used in this way.
An NHS Certificate of Eligibility for locums in O&G does not itself guarantee the performance of the doctor awarded the Certificate. As outlined in the guidance under Safe Staffing, it is the responsibility of the Healthcare Provider to ensure the proper verification, induction and monitoring of the locum doctor and their performance. In certain exceptional circumstances (for example, the suspension or erasure of a doctor by the GMC), RCOG may remove a doctor’s Certificate of Eligibility for locums and in that event will advise the doctor with the reasoning for that. Please confirm that you accept these terms and conditions by ticking here. For guidance, please see "RCOG guidance on the engagement of short-term locums in maternity care (August 2022)" available from the Safe Staffing web page.