The JCST initiates the certification process 6 months before the end of your training.

As of January 2016 the JCST introduced a new certification process for those whose NTN start date was on or after 1 July 2015 or all those who are Trauma & Orthopaedic, Paediatric Surgery, Neurosurgery or Cardiothoracic Surgery trainees. For information on how this new process works please see here or for those who do not fall into the criteria listed above and are therefore applying under the old certification process please see here

Please note that the JCST will archive trainee files after they have been recommended to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) for the award of a CCST certificate. Our records retention policy requires us to keep archived trainee files for eight years after which the files will be confidentially destroyed, for further information please see our Privacy Policy.