Guidance on CESR-CP to CCT

Published 03/05/2022

What is CESR-CP?

The Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration Combined Programmes (CESR-CP) is a simplified application process for doctors appointed to a training programme intended to lead to a CESR-CP for specialist registration. It is awarded by the GMC to those trainees who have not completed a GMC approved training programme in its entirety.

On 11 June 2021, the GMC published further guidance and announced that they are now able to issue a certificate of completion of training (CCT) to doctors on a CESR combined programme (CESR-CP) – this was effective from 1 January 2021.

The requirement for doctors in training to meet the minimum training time in ICM has now been removed from legislation as a result of the UK’s exit from the European Union. 

Doctors entering or who have entered the ICM training programme on a combined programme taking into consideration prior unapproved training posts are now eligible for a CCT.