Navigating the CESR route for SAS doctors

The 'Navigating the CESR route' workshop offers practical advice and guidance for doctors applying for the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR). It focuses on the types of supporting evidence required, who to approach for a reference, as well as providing practical tips for completing the application process.

Programme updated summer 2016

Now includes:

  • presentation on the application process from the GMC's head of specialist applications
  • RCP clinical faculty experienced in assessing CESR applications
  • up-to-date facts and statistics on application success rates
  • guidance on supporting evidence and references.

Next workshop date

Early bird and membership discounts are available for this workshop.

If you would like to be notified of future dates for this course as soon as they are released, please email

Very good – gave me a clear idea how much evidence I have now and how to start collecting other requirements.

attendee April 2016, locum consultant in geriatrics

The CESR is a route to entry onto the specialist register for those doctors who have not followed an approved training programme. It was previously known as Article 14.

The workshop also provides useful and practical strategies for maintaining and developing your portfolio, with focus on the value of using portfolios for professional development, using reflection, personal development plans and action plans.

What you will learn

By the end of this workshop doctors will be able to:

  • recognise the significance and importance of developing and maintaining an individual portfolio
  • record useful reflections to aid development
  • appreciate the importance of your personal development and how to plan it
  • identify evidence required when completing a CESR application
  • identify appropriate referees to support a CESR application
  • gain practical tips on completing a CESR application
  • gain practical tips on how to keep and manage a portfolio.

Who should apply?

  • all specialties
  • SAS doctors.

Excellent – very good information and useful suggestions.

workshop attendee, April 2016

Course fee

Full rate: £290

Early bird and membership discounts are available.