We will be carrying out essential maintenance on our website from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday, 1 March 2021. During this downtime, you will not be able to book courses, exams or events, complete applications to training programmes, or make online payments. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Renew your enrolment

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Pay your annual renewal fee and stay enrolled

You must pay the annual renewal fee for Professional Competence in order to stay enrolled on your Professional Competence Scheme.

As you know, all doctors registered on the Specialist, General or Supervised Division of the Medical Council Register are required by law to enrol in a Professional Competence Scheme and record sufficient CPD and Clinical (Practice) Audit claims to meet their scheme requirements.

While the requirements for recording Professional Competence activities have been adjusted for 2020-2021 due to the COVID Pandemic, doctors will still be asked to make a declaration about their maintenance of professional competence during the 2021 annual retention process.  

You can read the full announcement from the Medical Council here (PDF)


How to renew your enrolment

  • You can pay online through your RCPI Digital Hub - when you have made your online payment you will receive an automated receipt which is the evidence of enrolment required by the Medical Council
  • You can set up a direct debit to pay your annual fee once a year from now on - click here to submit a Direct Debit Mandate
  • Pay over the phone with your Visa/Mastercard debit or credit card. Call the RCPI Finance Department on 01 863 9751 and have your  RCPI ID number and credit card details to hand
  • We can invoice your employer. Call the RCPI Finance Department on 01 863 9751 and have your RCPI ID number to hand

3D secure on credit card payments in Europe:

It is now a requirement that City and Postcode are contained in an address.  When making your renewal, be sure to take the opportunity to review your address to make sure the necessary details are provided before you proceed to the payment.

Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9700 and press 2

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. Please note, at present 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 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.
  • Alternatively, you might like to visit Professional Competence FAQs