Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training General Division Scheme

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Helping You Maintain Professional Competence 

The Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training General Division Professional Competence Scheme allows doctors in a wide range of circumstances meet their professional competence requirements.

This Scheme may be the best option for you if you’re finding it difficult to match your qualifications and area of practice to other Professional Competence Schemes.

Once your enrolment is complete, we will give you access to exclusive resources and advice tailored for doctors who need to maintain professional competence.

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

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Entry Requirements

You must be on the General or Supervised Division of the Irish Medical Council register to enrol.

If you are on the General or Supervised Division and do not meet the entry requirements for other Schemes, 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 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.

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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 2017-2018?

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.

Want to Renew for 2017-2018?

If you were enrolled in 2016-2017, 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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Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training General Division 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 need help logging in to our website, please contact the RCPI Helpdesk:

RCPI Helpdesk

Tel: +353 1 8639721

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:

Jennifer Noordman

Administrator, Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9739

Contact Jennifer for advice on enrolling on a Professional Competence Scheme or applying for CPD approval of an event

Deirdre Donegan

Senior Administrator, Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9739

Contact Deirdre for advice on enrolling on a Professional Competence Scheme or applying for CPD approval of an event