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Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)

The CCT is the route to specialist registration for doctors who have completed the full GMC approved training programme.

If you were appointed above ST1, your previous posts that have been counted towards your training must be educationally-approved posts.


Applying for your CCT

Once you have been issued with your Outcome 6, please complete the CCT / CESR(CP) notification form (Word document) and return to the college with the following documents.

  • Copies of any ARCPs that are not on your ePortfolio
  • ARCPS/evidence of successful progression for any LAT/FTTA/SHO posts counting towards your training (this applies to doctors who were appointed above ST1 only)

You will also need to complete an online GMC form. The link to this form will be emailed to you by the GMC. If you have not received this please let us know.

We aim to make a recommendation within 10 days of receiving your documents.

The GMC has set a 12-month deadline for applying for your CCT, and failure to do so may result in you having to apply for specialist registration via the CESR route. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the CCT process is completed within the timeframe.

To ensure that we make the recommendation to the GMC on time, we would advise that you submit your paperwork to the College at least 4 weeks prior to the deadline to allow for the administration process.


EU recognition

A CCT in obstetrics and gynaecology is a recognised qualification in Europe provided that:

  • You are a national of an EU member state or have EU community rights (e.g. you are the spouse of an EU national)
  • You have a primary medical qualification that’s recognised by the EU

Alternatively, if you are an EU national or have EU community rights, and have worked as a specialist in the UK for 3 of the last 5 years, your CCT will be recognised in Europe regardless of where you obtained your primary medical qualification. You’ll need a compliancy certificate from the GMC as proof.

If you don’t meet these criteria, you’ll need to apply for recognition through the relevant nation's equivalent to the UK's CESR process.


Contact us

For more information, please email or call +44 20 7772 6294.


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