Guidance on the streamlined Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) process.

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and General Medical Council (GMC) have agreed following a mapping review of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa General Practitioner (GP) training programmes, as these programmes are close to those undertaken in UK training (Membership of Royal College of General Practice (MRCGP)).

Recognition of all overseas training (from outside European Union (EU) and Switzerland) and for entry to the GMC GP Register with a Licence to Practise requires an application for a CEGPR.

Following an educational review by the Health Education England (HEE) lead and approval by NHS England, you can apply through the streamlined CEGPR process.


For more guidance regarding eligibility, please contact the Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) team at the Royal College of General Practitioners via email at [email protected].

During your CEGPR streamlined process (SP) application, you can access the online International Induction Programme (IIP)/Return to Practice (RtP) educational e-support.

Once you have gained a CEGPR SP and you are included in the GP Register with a Licence to Practise, you can complete your application to join the England Medical Performers List (with conditions of undertaking an Induction placement) and complete a short GP International Induction programme before applying for posts in independent practice.

Following successful application, provided you’re not out of clinical practice for more than 2 calendar years at the point of receiving your CEGPR SP, then direct entry to a clinical induction placement can occur. You are not required to take the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) assessment.

A minimum funded Induction Placement of 3 months will be undertaken in an approved HEE IIP/RtP Training Practice under an Educational and Clinical Supervisor and will be signed off following a satisfactory Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA) report sent to the HEE lead/local NHSE team.

If during the placement there is clearly documented evidence that the Induction process can be signed off earlier than 3 months, a recommendation can be submitted to the local HEE lead/local NHSE team seeking the option to shorten based on the workplace-based report. Where it is identified that a longer Induction period may be required, this can be requested by submission of an interim WPBA report with a HEE recommendation to the local NHSE team.


Find out more information about the Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR).

Page last reviewed: 3 August 2023
Next review due: 23 January 2024