Recertification Requirements for FSRH Registered Trainers

Requirements for recertification of FSRH Registered Trainer (FRT) status for trainers holding the Keele University/FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd

 

How to apply

You can apply for recertification via the relevant forms which you can download, fill in and send back to FSRH when complete. Or, you can fill in the form online. 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:

Please make sure to apply for recertification not more than six months before your recertification date and no later than six weeks afterwards.
To recertify as an FRT, you need:

  • To hold a current license to practice from GMC/NMC.
  • Each yearly subscription paid when due.
  • Recertification of primary qualification 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

You can find a calendar of CPD courses, meetings and events on our website.

Evidence of CPD activity

You do not always need evidence of CPD activity when you are applying for recertification. However, the General Training Committee audits 10% of all applications and reserves the right to ask for supporting documentation for all your activity.

You should also keep your CPD documentation for your annual appraisals, which form part of your GMC Revalidation (every five years) or NMC registration (every three years).


Failure to recertify when due

Please also see the recertification homepage.

If you apply to be recertified more than 12 months after your recertification date, the General Training Committee has the discretion to approve your application, under two conditions:
1. you have met all the CPD requirements
2. you provide a letter from your General Training Programme Director supporting your application.

Requirements for recertification of Faculty Registered Trainer (FRT) status for NHS Education local Deanery approved GP Trainers (not holding the Keele University/FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd)

 

How to apply

You can apply for recertification via the relevant forms which you can download, fill in and send back to FSRH when complete. Or, you can fill in the form online. 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:

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

FRTs who came through the Deanery approved GP Trainer route

The General Training Committee recognises that current GP Trainers (as approved under the NHS GP training framework across the UK) undertake ongoing medical education as part of the requirements to maintain their skills and knowledge as GP Trainers. To reflect the need to show competence in specific FSRH training qualifications, FRTs who are approved GP Trainers and do not possess the Keele University/FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd will be required to recertify as FRTs using a modified form of the requirements for non-GP Trainers.

Recertification for a GP Trainer who also holds the LoC MEd or Keele University/FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH)

GP Trainers who possess a Keele University/FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd should recertify using the form for trainers holding the Keele University/FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd. FRT status achieved through the LoC MEd or Keele University/FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) route cannot be recertified once it has lapsed. Should a GP trainer cease to hold the GP Trainer status, they would lose their FRT status unless they also hold FRT status through the recertified LoC MEd or the Keele University/FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) route.

To recertify as an FRT, you need:

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

Failure to recertify when due

In light of recent changes made to requirements for those applying for recertification of Faculty Registered Trainer (FRT) status for NHS Education local Deanery approved GP Trainers (not holding the Keele University/FSRH Postgraduate Course in Medical Education (SRH) or LoC MEd) a 12 month extension will be available to anyone whose application falls within the next 12 months and needs additional time to meet the criteria.

Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property rights for any FSRH qualification including documents, materials and content belonging to and produced by the FSRH should not be used for purposes other than FSRH training. Should you wish to use any of the IPR for purposes other than FSRH training you must seek the FSRH’s approval in writing with your request via our copyright request form. We aim to respond to submissions of this nature within one working week.

Contact US

Please contact the Education and Training Officer on 020 3198 3180 / educationofficer@fsrh.org to discuss this.