Revalidation for Trainees

The GMC states that:

"The point at which you revalidate as a doctor in training will depend on how long your training lasts.

If your training lasts less than five years, your first revalidation will be at the point of eligibility for CCT
If your training lasts longer than five years, you will be revalidated five years after you gained full registration with a licence to practise, and again at the point of eligibility for CCT.

When you complete your training, your postgraduate deanery will no longer be your designated body. Your designated body will change to the organisation in which you spend most or all of your practice.”

For full details, please see the GMC website for trainee doctors.

Trainees will only be expected to provide the supporting information required for revalidation where this is already covered by the requirements of their curriculum and training programme, and most trainees will already produce this as a matter of course during their training. Your responsible officer will base their recommendation on the way you are progressing through your training, which is currently assessed by an Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) panel.

  • If you are a trainee in England, your responsible officer is your postgraduate dean
  • If you are a trainee in Scotland, your responsible officer is the medical director for NHS Education for Scotland in combination with the Dean of Postgraduate Medicine for NHS Education for Scotland’s (NES) South East Region
  • If you are a trainee in Wales, your responsible officer is the postgraduate dean of the Wales Deanery
  • If you are a trainee in Northern Ireland, your responsible officer is the postgraduate dean of the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA)