Recertification Requirements for FSRH Registered Trainers

Update about recertification during the COVID-19 Situation

 

This section was updated on Thursday 11 June 2020 and applies only to members whose membership is current and have not yet recertified their qualifications.


We’re aware that some of you are due to recertify your Diploma, LoC, MFSRH, or FFSRH qualifications or FRT status during the coming months. We realise that it may be difficult for you to meet all the recertification criteria due to the COVID-19 situation. If you were still due to recertify any of the above qualifications between February to December 2020, we have now automatically moved your recertification date forward by one year. This will now show within your MyFSRH account and you do not need to take any further action.

 

If you have all your evidence and you are ready to submit your recertification information then you can do this in the usual way following the instructions below and it will be processed.

 

If your membership has expired, the extra year has not been applied to your qualifications. We will be able to able to apply the extra year if you pay the relevant membership fees.

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.

How do I apply for my FRT recertification?

You can apply for recertification by completing the relevant form to you, 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.

You will also need a stable internet connection while completing the online forms.

We recommend that you prepare your answers in a word document and then copy and paste your evidence into the relevant sections rather than writing directly into the online form. 

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

Link to online form

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

Link to online form

Useful resources for recertification - RCGP'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.

The Library is divided into four sections for ease of use with the free resources clearly marked:

  • Maternal Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Pre-Menopause
  • Peri/Post Menopause

Access the library here.

What evidence do I need to recertify my FRT status?

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

  • To hold a current license to practice 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 practice 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


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

When can I recertify?

Recertification is due every five years. Your recertification due date will be shared with you once you have achieved your FRT status. You can also login to your MyFSRH and see your recertification. 

You will also receive an email reminder 6 months before your recertification is due. Please do make sure your email address is up to date and current with FSRH. 

Is there a charge to recertify my FRT status?

There is no charge to recertify as this is a benefit included in your annual membership fee. However, you must have paid your membership fee continuously for the five years leading up to recertifying.

If you have not kept your membership current, and wish to recertify, please contact us at education@fsrh.org or 020 7724 5534 to discuss your options. You will need to pay your backdated membership fees – at current subscription levels.

I’m late applying for recertification, what do I need to do?

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.

 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.

 

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 Development Assistant on 020 3198 3180 / progan@fsrh.org to discuss this.