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If you’re not sure what type of registration you hold, you can check this through the Irish Medical Council Search for a Registered Doctor service.
If you are not sure which General Division Scheme is appropriate for you our quick guide to choosing a General Division Professional Competence Scheme will help you make the right choice.
The enrolment fee for a Professional Competence Scheme is €250.
If you are on the Specialist Division of the Medical Council Register, simply choose a Scheme appropriate to your registered specialty.
You only need to enrol on one Scheme, even if you have multiple registered specialties.
We operate six Specialist Division Schemes:
If you are on the General or Supervised Division of the Medical Council Register and are practising in Ireland, choose a Scheme that suits your area of practice:
All of our General Division Schemes, except for the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training General Division Scheme, require a relevant Membership or Licentiateship qualification (or equivalent) such as MRCPI, LFOM, MFOM or MFPHMI.
If you are on the General or Supervised Division and working in Occupational Medicine, Paediatrics, Public Health Medicine or Obstetrics and Gynaecology and do not meet the entry requirements for the relevant General Division Scheme, you can enrol on the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training General Division Scheme. If you are not sure, our team will be happy to advise you.
We have a highly experienced Professional Competence support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are always happy to answer your questions and advise you on how to maintain Professional Competence.