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Completion of Alignment of Practising Certificate Validity Period and Qualifying Period

The alignment of the Practising Certificate (PC) validity period to the current Qualifying Period (QP) (please refer to our circular dated 4 December 2012 for more details) was completed on 31 December 2014. As of 1 January 2015, the provisions for pro-rating PC fees and for the waiver of Continuing Medical Education (CME) points for doctors have accordingly ceased. Doctors are reminded that, moving forward, they would need to attain the requisite CME points as set out in the Medical Registration Regulations to renew their PCs. Doctors may refer to the SMC website for the prescribed PC fees.

Monitoring of Personal CME Report

Please also be informed that, as of 1 January 2015, SMC will not be sending out reminders to registered medical practitioners on their CME status.  Doctors are advised to check their personal CME report regularly to monitor their CME status for each qualifying period by logging on to the SMC website ( using their user ID and password, and clicking on the tab “Monitoring of CPE”.