If you’re not sure what type of registration you hold, you can check this using the Irish Medical Council Search for a Registered Doctor service.
To enrol on a Specialist Division Professional Competence Scheme you must be on the Irish Medical Council’s Specialist Register in the relevant specialty.
If you're not sure if this is the right Scheme for you, contact us and we will be glad to help.
If you have more than one registered specialty, you only need to enrol on one Professional Competence Scheme. Choose the scheme that is most appropriate to your current practice.
If you have enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme before, you don’t need to complete another application. You are however required to renew your enrolment each year. Contact us if you need help with this.
The method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process. You may also pay by direct debit.
If you pay an annual subscription fee for membership of RCPI or one of our faculties, you will be entitled to a discount.
You will be asked to login to our website. If you already have login details for our website, you should log in using that username and password.
Please do not create a new account for our website if you already have existing login details.
If you were enrolled in 2019-2020, you do not need to complete a new application form, simply log in to your Digital Hub and follow the link to renew your enrolment.
If you want to enrol on the Faculty of Occupational Specialist Division Scheme you must be a registered specialist in Occupational Medicine.
If you want to enrol on the Faculty of Paediatrics Specialist Division Scheme, you must hold specialist registration in one of the following specialties:
If you want to enrol on the Faculty of Pathology Specialist Division Scheme you must be a registered specialist in one of the following specialties:
If you want to enrol on the Faculty of Public Health Medicine Specialist Division Scheme you must be a registered specialist in Public Health Medicine.
If you want to enrol on the Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Specialist Division Scheme, you must be a registered specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
If you want to enrol on the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training Specialist Division Scheme you must be a registered specialist in:
Once your enrolment is complete, we will set up your ePortfolio for Professional Competence and send you instructions on how to use it to record and monitor your progress throughout the year.
If you need help logging in to our website, please contact the RCPI Helpdesk:
Contact our Helpdesk for assistance with using our online products and services. Open Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. In Ireland? Call us free of charge on 1800 303 574 (Republic of Ireland only).
If you have any questions about your Professional Competence Scheme please contact our Professional Competence support team:
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. If you need help with your ePortfolio, we can arrange a convenient time to work with you to ensure your records are up to date. If you need advice on how to apply for CPD approval for your event call or email with your event title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do. Contact Jennifer Noordman or Deirdre Donegan in our Professional Competence Department for any queries relating to your professional competence scheme or your application for CPD approval