Certificate of current professional status
The certificate of current professional status (CCPS) declares the current registration status of a dentist or dental care professional (DCP), and is used by competent authorities when considering applications for registration. Following an agreement between competent authorities across the EU, a uniform approach to the exchange of fitness to practise information was adopted, and the CCPS was introduced. The CCPS replaced the certificate of good standing, also called the letter of good standing.
Obtaining a CCPS from the GDC
If you are moving to work abroad as a dentist or DCP, and the competent authority of the country you are moving to requires a CCPS, please complete the CCPS request form to obtain one from us.
The original certificate will be sent directly to the competent authority, and a copy will be sent to your registered address. We can also fax a copy to the competent authority. Your request will take 10 working days to process.
Information provided in a CCPS
The CCPS is issued to confirm your registration status to a competent authority. They cannot be issued for erased registrants. The information included in a CCPS is:
- registration type
- registration number
- DCP categories currently registered
- registered qualifications
- registered specialities
- registered address
- registration status:
- registered with conditions
- registered with warning
- registration suspended
- temporary registrant
- former temporary registrant
- unregistered - administrative removal
- unregistered - voluntary removal
Further information on the registration status of a dental professional can be found by searching the Registers
using their registration number. If the dental professional has removed their name from the Register after we issued their CCPS and you would like further information on their registration status, please contact us
Providing the GDC with a CCPS
If you have practised dentistry abroad before applying to register (or for restoration) with the GDC, you will need to provide a valid CCPS from the last country in which you worked as a dental professional.