Enrol on a Scheme

Enrol on a Professional Competence Scheme

If you’re not sure what type of registration you hold, you can check this through the Irish Medical Council Search for a Registered Doctor service

If you are not sure which General Division Scheme is appropriate for you our quick guide to choosing a General Division Professional Competence Scheme will help you make the right choice


The enrolment fee for a Professional Competence Scheme is €250. If your an annual subscription fee for membership of RCPI or one of our faculties is up to date, you will be entitled to a discount.

The method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process.

3D secure on credit card payments in Europe: It is now a requirement that City and Postcode (Eircode) are contained in an address. When completing your application, please make sure you have entered your full address and PostCode before you proceed through to payment of youre enrolment fee. You can check your Eircode here.

Direct Debit: Click through this link to submit a direct debit mandate. If you choose this method, it is important that you complete the application form as far as the payment stage, and then email professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie to notify us you have submitted a direct debit. We will then be able to complete the last step of the application for you

Were you enrolled in 2021-2022?

If you were enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme during 2021-2022, you don’t need to complete another application for 2022-2023. You are required to renew your enrolment each year. You can find information about how to renew here

General Division Schemes

If you are on the General or Supervised Division of the Medical Council Register and are practising in Ireland, choose a Scheme that suits your area of practice:

All of our General Division Schemes, except for the Institute of Medicine General Division Scheme, require a relevant Membership or Licentiateship qualification (or equivalent) such as MRCPI, LFOM, MFOM or MFPHMI.

If you are on the General or Supervised Division and working in Occupational Medicine, Paediatrics, Public Health Medicine or Obstetrics and Gynaecology and do not meet the entry requirements for the relevant General Division Scheme, you can enrol on the Institute of Medicine General Division Scheme. If you are not sure, our team will be happy to advise you.

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Professional Competence here to help

Tel: +353 1 8639739

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. As the team are presently working at home, 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 submit your event title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do.
  • Contact our team for for any queries relating to your professional competence scheme or your application for CPD approval.
  • Request a callback by emailing professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie with the best time and number to call you
  • Log in to our support desk here