Recertification

If you hold our Diploma, Letter of Competence and/or MFSRH qualification; or if you are a Faculty Registered Trainer (FRT), we require you to recertify your status every five years. 

Recertification helps you to: 

  • demonstrate the learning outcomes achieved from your qualification(s) have been maintained 
  • show you have the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviour needed to provide safe and effective sexual and reproductive health care (SRH) 
  • meet the requirements of commissioners, who often require clinicians to have certified qualifications 

Recertification is one of our member benefits and is free to current FSRH members.  

You can find out when your qualification is due to recertify by checking the 'next review' date here. You can also view your recertification date via our Training Hub. 

You should apply for recertification no more than six months before your recertification date, and no later than six weeks afterward. If you are late to recertify, find out more about what this means for each qualification (including FRT status).

Extenuating circumstances

If you are unable to gain the CPD credits you need for recertification because of a particular situation or event not covered in the categories above, please get in touch. 

Read our FAQs for more information on recertification.

Diploma

Find out how to recertify your Diploma.

Recertification information

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To recertify, you must demonstrate the FSRH Diploma learning outcomes have been maintained and developed. Learning outcomes can be found on our Diploma webpage.

You will need to collect at least 10 credits of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity over the past five years.

Find more information on recertifying your Diploma here.

You can also download our Diploma Recertification guide.

Apply for your Diploma recertification

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You can apply for recertification by filling in the online form below. 

Recertification application form for the FSRH Diploma.

Before filling in the online form, please have all the relevant information to hand before starting it, you will not be able to save it and then revisit it later, it must be completed in one sitting. You will also need a stable internet connection while completing the online form.

Useful resources

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CPD activity 

You can find a calendar of CPD courses, meetings and events on our events section. One CPD credit is equal to one hour of CPD.

Please note that you may use the same CPD activity to recertify for the FSRH Diploma and your LoC IUT and/or LoC SDI, as long as the activity is relevant to your LoC qualification(s). 

Women's Health Library

Bringing together national guidance, resources produced and accredited by the RCGP, and resources from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), the Women's Health Library is a resource relevant to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals.

Access the library here. 

Clinical Guidance and Support for FSRH members

Our resource centre for SRH professionals. Members are also given access to additional guidance and standards supporting documents, accessible via the Training Hub.

Personal beliefs guidance

At the time of recertifying your FSRH qualification, you need to confirm you have read the 6 principles of care as outlined in the Guidance for those undertaking or recertifying FSRH qualifications whose personal beliefs conflict with the provision of abortion or any method of contraception and agree to abide by them in practice.

LoC

Find out how to recertify your Letter of Competence.

Recertification information

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To apply successfully for recertification, you need to demonstrate:

  • at least two credits of relevant CPD over the past five years 
  • proof of basic life support and anaphylaxis training 
  • a log of IUT insertions 
  • a log of SDI insertions and/or removals

If you are an NHS professional, you must also complete e-SRH module 14 (for LoC SDI) or e-SRH module 15 (for LoC IUT) during the two years before your recertification date.

To access the e-SRH learning modules, please register with e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

If you are not an NHS professional, you may instead complete Faculty-approved distance learning e.g. the latest CEU IUT/CEU SDI guidance and self-assessment questions.

You can find more information on each of these requirements here.

Find out more general information on recertifying your Letter of Competence here.

Please make sure to apply for recertification not more than six months before your recertification date and no later than six weeks afterwards.

Apply for your Letter of Competence recertification

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You can apply for recertification by filling in the online form below. 

Recertification application form for the Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques (LoC IUT)

Recertification application form for the Letter of Competence in Subdermal Contraceptive Implant Techniques (LoC SDI)

Before filling in the online form, please have all the relevant information to hand before starting it, you will not be able to save it and then revisit it later, it must be completed in one sitting. You will also need a stable internet connection while completing the online form.

Useful resources

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CPD activity 

You can find a calendar of CPD courses, meetings and events on our events section. One CPD credit is equal to one hour of CPD.

Please note that you may use the same CPD activity to recertify for the FSRH Diploma and your LoC IUT and/or LoC SDI, as long as the activity is relevant to your LoC qualification(s). 

Women's Health Library

Bringing together national guidance, resources produced and accredited by the RCGP, and resources from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), the Women's Health Library is a resource relevant to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals.

Access the library here. 

Clinical Guidance and Support for FSRH members

Our resource centre for SRH professionals. Members are also given access to additional guidance and standards supporting documents, accessible via the Training Hub.

e-SRH modules

To recertify, you may also need to take modules 14 and/or 15 of the e-SRH, our free e-learning package. To access this, please register with e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH). e-SRH modules are free to people employed by the NHS. It contains interactive learning modules on a range of topics, e.g. STI testing. Each module lasts around 20 minutes and the entire course should take around 30 hours. e-Learning for Healthcare's website is not managed by FSRH, therefore any queries regarding your log in details should be directed to e-LfH.

Personal beliefs guidance

At the time of recertifying your FSRH qualification, you need to confirm you have read the 6 principles of care as outlined in the Guidance for those undertaking or recertifying FSRH qualifications whose personal beliefs conflict with the provision of abortion or any method of contraception and agree to abide by them in practice.

MFSRH

Find out how to recertify your MFSRH or FFSRH.

Recertification information

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Doctors that hold the MFSRH or FFSRH are required to recertify these qualifications every 5 years. You are required to collect 250 CPD credits over a 5-year period. This should be made up of 150 core and 100 non-core credits. 

We recommend that you collect and record evidence to support your record of CPD activities. You can download an example spreadsheet that you may wish to use here. 

Find more information on recertifying your MFSRH qualification here.

You can also download our MFSRH and FFSRH Recertification guide.

Apply for your Membership recertification

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You are required to self-declare that you have achieved the required CPD and can apply for recertification by filling in the online form below. 

Recertification application form for Membership 

Before filling in the online form, please have all the relevant information to hand before starting it, you will not be able to save it and then revisit it later, it must be completed in one sitting. You will also need a stable internet connection while completing the online form.

Useful resources

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CPD activity 

You can find a calendar of CPD courses, meetings and events on our events section. One CPD credit is equal to one hour of CPD.

Please note that you may use the same CPD activity to recertify for the FSRH Diploma and your LoC IUT and/or LoC SDI, as long as the activity is relevant to your LoC qualification(s). 

Women's Health Library

Bringing together national guidance, resources produced and accredited by the RCGP, and resources from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), the Women's Health Library is a resource relevant to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals.

Access the library here. 

Clinical Guidance and Support for FSRH members

Our resource centre for SRH professionals. Members are also given access to additional guidance and standards supporting documents, accessible via the Training Hub.

Personal beliefs guidance

At the time of recertifying your FSRH qualification, you need to confirm you have read the 6 principles of care as outlined in the Guidance for those undertaking or recertifying FSRH qualifications whose personal beliefs conflict with the provision of abortion or any method of contraception and agree to abide by them in practice.

FRTs

Find out how to recertify your FRT status.

Information on recertifying your FRT status

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As a Faculty Registered Trainer (FRT), we require you to recertify your FRT status every five years.

This enables you to:

  • Maintain and develop your educational and SRH skills and knowledge.
  • Continue to be an integral part in the delivery of the Diploma and Letters of Competence.
  • Maintain the provision of safe and effective sexual and reproductive health care in community, primary and secondary care settings.

If you do not apply for recertification within six weeks of the date due, your qualification is deemed to have lapsed. You must cease training until your FRT status has been recertified. More information on late recertification can be found here.

If you applied for your FRT status via the GMC GP trainer/recognised trainer route, you will need:

  • To hold a current license to practise from GMC/NMC
  • Each yearly subscription paid when due
  • Recertification of DFSRH/MFSRH/FFSRH is up to date
  • 50 credits in core SRH (in this total you may count the credits used to recertify your FFSRH/MFSRH/FSRH Diploma qualification)

If you applied for your FRT status via any other FRT approved route, you will need:

  • To hold a current license to practise from GMC/NMC
  • Each yearly subscription paid when due
  • Recertification of primary qualification is up to date
  • 50 credits in core SRH (in this total you may count the credits used to recertify your primary qualification)
  • 10 credits for participation in approved training in adult educational techniques including those approved by other Colleges (RCOG/RCP/RCGP/RCN)
  • Evidence of at least 15 teaching activities over 5 years

Find more information on recertifying your FRT status here.

Apply for your FRT recertification

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You can apply for recertification by filling in the online form below. 

Recertification application form for the FSRH Diploma.

If you applied to become an FRT via the GMC GP trainer/recognised trainer route, please complete this form.

If you applied to become an FRT via any other FRT approved route, please complete this form.

Before filling in the online form, please have all the relevant information to hand before starting it, you will not be able to save it and then revisit it later, it must be completed in one sitting. You will also need a stable internet connection while completing the online form.

Useful resources

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CPD activity 

You can find a calendar of CPD courses, meetings and events on our events section. One CPD credit is equal to one hour of CPD.

Please note that you may use the same CPD activity to recertify for the FSRH Diploma and your LoC IUT and/or LoC SDI, as long as the activity is relevant to your LoC qualification(s). 

Women's Health Library

Bringing together national guidance, resources produced and accredited by the RCGP, and resources from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), the Women's Health Library is a resource relevant to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals.

Access the library here. 

Clinical Guidance and Support for FSRH members

Our resource centre for SRH professionals. Members are also given access to additional guidance and standards supporting documents, accessible via the Training Hub.

Personal beliefs guidance

At the time of recertifying your FSRH qualification, you need to confirm you have read the 6 principles of care as outlined in the Guidance for those undertaking or recertifying FSRH qualifications whose personal beliefs conflict with the provision of abortion or any method of contraception and agree to abide by them in practice.

Recertification FRT Reflective Practice Notes Resources

Download the document here.

Recertification FRT Peer Observation of Teaching

Download the document here.