The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians’ Training Board (JRCPTB) is operated by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

The primary responsibility of JRCPTB is to develop and quality-assure the curricula for doctors undertaking specialist training in medicine in the UK. Currently JRCPTB oversees the curricula for 32 medical specialties and sub-specialties, ranging from Acute Medicine to Stroke Medicine, and College Fellows and Members contribute to the related Specialty Advisory Committees (SACs).

JRCPTB is also responsible for monitoring trainees’ progress through training and making recommendations for the award of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and Certificate confirming Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR). In addition, JRCPTB works with deaneries, in accordance with the GMC Quality Assurance framework, to deliver the quality management of specialist training and to provide annual specialty reports.

Enrolling with the JRCPTB

All doctors undergoing specialist training in the UK must be enrolled with JRCPTB. If you are a medical trainee and have not already enrolled, please do so via the online enrolment system.

When enrolling, trainees have the option to pay their training fees in a lump sum directly to JRCPTB or, to pay their initial enrolment fee to JRCPTB and then join one of the Colleges of Physicians in the UK, paying the balance of their training fees in annual instalments alongside College Membership. This option enables trainees to spread the cost of their training fees over a number of years while accessing membership benefits during their training.

Learn more about the benefits of RCPE Collegiate Membership, starting from as little as £5 per month.