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Course Category: Healthcare

Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration

Who Would Benefit

Applying through CESR - Designed for doctors who wish to join the Specialist Register by applying for a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration, whose specialist training, qualifications or experience was partly or completely acquired outside of an approved CCT programme.

Course Description

A certificate of eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or applying through CESR - certificate is a way for doctors who have been at staff, speciality, or associate specialist grade to gain a specialist qualification. It also acts as a route to applying for consultant jobs for doctors who have not followed a speciality training programme in the United Kingdom and achieved a certificate of completion of training so applying through CESR - certificate is a way forward.

The process of a CESR application involves submitting a raft of evidence to prove that you have the equivalent experience, skills, and competencies of doctors who have followed the speciality training route. Some applicants are required to gain “top-up” experience to meet this benchmark. The CESR application is equivalent to a CCT and certifies that the recipient has all the competencies defined in the CCT curriculum, and so is eligible for admission to the Specialist Register. This half-day programme is designed to widen the view of the doctor who is thinking of applying or who is in the process of applying.


  • CPD Points: 6
  • Training Course Category: Healthcare
  • Recommended No. of Days: 1 day
  • Training Course Location: To be determined by Client


For more information contact Chris Dalzell


Tel: 0333 5777 144


Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the application process
  • Recognise who can apply
  • Understand what they must do prior to application
  • Understand the documentation and supporting evidence required
  • Track your royal college requirements
  • Understand what makes an effective CV
The Programme Includes:
  • Module 1: The process for application
  • Who can make an application?
  • What you must do before you apply
  • How to apply using the application form


  • Module 2: Evidence overview
  • What is required in terms of supporting evidence?
  • Understand the importance of ensuring the evidence is validated
  • Effective and successful CV’s


  • Module 3: Successful or unsuccessful applications:
  • What happens when you are successful and the time frames for decisions
  • What happens to the unsuccessful applications and the appeal process?
  • Review course and personal expectations and outcome
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