Renewing & Enrolling on the PCS

Are there different requirements for those on the Specialist Division and those on the General Division?

No. All registered medical practitioners are required to enrol on a Professional Competence Scheme (PCS) » read more

How can I view the date that I paid my PCS enrolment fee?

Login to www.icgp.ie/pcs » read more

How does a General Division doctor enrol on a PCS?

If a doctor is registered on the General Division of the Register they should contact their Postgraduate Training Body to begin the process of enrolling in a Professional Competence Scheme. » read more

How does a Specialist Division doctor enrol on a PCS?

If a doctor is registered on the Specialist Division of the Register, they should contact their Postgraduate Training Body to begin the process of enrolment with a Professional Competence Scheme. » read more

How does the Medical Council know that a doctor is enrolled on the PCS?

When you are completing your annual Retention of Registration form with the Medical Council, you will be asked to give the name of the Professional Competence Scheme (PCS) on which you are enrolled and the date on which you paid your enrolment fee for that year. » read more

I am on the Training Division of the Medical Council, do I need to enrol on a PCS?

No, if you are currently on a recognised Training Scheme, then you do not need to enrol on PCS as engagement in training is considered continuous professional development. » read more

What does enrolment on a Professional Competence Scheme (PCS) mean?

Irish professional competence schemes run from May 1 to April 30 annually. » read more

What is proof of enrolment for the current year of the ICGP PCS?

Your proof of enrolment on the current year of the scheme is your receipt, which is available to download from your ePortfolio » read more

Which PCS should a doctor registered in one specialty but currently practicing in a different area enrol on?

Maintenance of professional competence is based on the day-to-day practice of the individual doctor, A doctor should enrol in a professional competence scheme, and engage in activities to maintain competence, that reflect their day-to-day practice of medicine. » read more

Who can enrol on the ICGP PCS?

The following categories are eligible to enrol on the ICGP Professional Competence Scheme » read more

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