Faculty of Paediatrics General Division Scheme

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Helping You Maintain Professional Competence 

If you meet the entry requirements, the Faculty of Paediatrics General Division Professional Competence Scheme allows you to maintain meet your professional competence requirements.

Once your enrolment is complete, we will give you access to exclusive resources and advice tailored for doctors in Paediatrics.

You can also browse our wide range of CPD-approved courses and educational programmes suitable for doctors in your specialty.

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Entry Requirements

You must be on the General or Supervised Division of the Irish Medical Council register and hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Membership of the Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (MRCPCH)
  • Diploma in Child Health, RCPI/RCSI (DCH)

If you are on the General or Supervised Division and do not meet the entry requirements for this Scheme, you can enrol on the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training General Division Scheme.

If you are on the Specialist Division, you should enrol on a Specialist Division Professional Competence Scheme.

If you’re not sure which Scheme you should enrol on, contact us and we will be glad to help.

Have You Enrolled Before?

If you were enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme during 2021-2022, you don’t need to complete another application. You are however required to renew your enrolment each year - just log in to www.rcpi.ie and you will find the link to pay.  Contact us if you need help with this.


Enrolment Fee

The enrolment fee for a Professional Competence Scheme is €250.

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.

Ready to Apply for 2021-2022?

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.

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Want to Renew for 2021-2022?

If you were enrolled in 2020-2021, 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.

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Faculty of Paediatrics General Division Professional Competence Scheme

What Happens After You Enrol?

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.

Do you need help?

If you have any questions about your Professional Competence Scheme please contact our Professional Competence support team:

Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9739

  We have a highly experienced Professional Competence support team. They are always happy to answer your questions and advise you on how to maintain Professional Competence.  As the team are presently working at home, the fastest way to contact this department is by logging in to our support desk here

  • 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 submit your event title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do.
  • Contact the Professional Competence Team at professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie .  If you would like a callback, please let us know the best time and phone number to call you. .
  • Alternatively, you might like to visit Professional Competence FAQs

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