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Professional Competence Scheme & CME

The Irish Medical Council is responsible for the provision of a framework for Professional Competence Schemes (PCS). The framework for these schemes consists initially of two elements:

  • CPD - Continuing Professional Development
  • Audit

The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCPI & RCSI, has been accredited by the Irish Medical Council as the body to administer the Professional Competence Scheme to doctors on the Specialist Division of the Register in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM), and doctors on the General Division of the Register whose practice is more than 50% Sports and Exercise Medicine or Musculoskeletal Medicine, and who hold a post-graduate diploma or higher in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Doctors are required to register with a Professional Competence Scheme (PCS).  The advice is to register with the PCS that most appropriately reflects your daily / weekly medical practice.  All doctors are required to participate in a Continuing Professional Development in line with their daily / weekly practice.

If you are on the General Division of the Register, you should contact your Postgraduate Training Body to begin the process of enrolling in a PCS.  If you are not aligned with a Postgraduate Training Body (PGTB), please contact directly the PGTB which you feel is most appropriate to your area of practice to begin the process of enrolling in a PCS. 


Detailed information on the operation of Sports and Exercise Medicine PCS

You should consult the Medical Council website, which includes the document Guidelines for Doctors (also available in the Guidelines menu on this website).  The Medical Council FAQs provides further information and advice.

Click Here to LOGIN / ENROL on the Professional Competence Scheme in Sports and Exercise Medicine

Please note the Fee rates payable for Paid-up Fellow / Member of FSEM, RCPI & RCSI when enrolling.

We wish to remind you that you need to pay your PCS annual fee every year in order to be able to upload new records. PCS years run from 1st May until 30th April.

IMPORTANT: While the Faculty and RCSI are committed to doing everything possible to facilitate the process, it is ultimately the registered medical practitioner's responsibility to both enrol under the scheme and maintain his / her CPD / audit record therein, as of May 2011. 

If you require further information on enrolling on the Sports and Exercise Medicine Professional Competence Scheme, please contact Ms Stephanie Billault, FSEM Administrator.

Phone: 01- 402 2780 or e-mail: sportsfac@rcsi.ie


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