Fees

Please see below the fee structure for the RCS accreditation activities as approved by College Council.

UK Accreditation

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation

International/National Event/ Regional/Not-For-Profit Organiser Local Event
Not-For Profit Organiser
For-Profit Organiser Not-for-profit where commercial products/technologies promoted
Initial Review & Processing Fee £150 £0 £150 £150
Accreditation Fee Participant fee > £200 Participant fee from £0 to £200 No participant fee £0 £850 £850
£350 £200 £100
Total for Event if Accreditation is approved £500 £350 £250 £0 £1000 £1000

The College takes up to fourteen days to review each CPD application. Submissions received less than fourteen days prior to the date of the event will incur an additional 50% late submission fee charge.

Course Accreditation

Initial Review/Processing Fee Provisional Accreditation (no Logo) Accreditation Visit Accreditation Fee including Logo usage and listing on RCS Website, RCS Accreditation Portal and RCS Bulletin Annual Monitoring/Review Fee including use of SCOPE online evaluation, Logo usage and listing on RCS Website, RCS Accreditation Portal and RCS Bulletin
Non-for-profit £200 £300 Expenses* £500 £200
For-Profit £1000 N/A £2000 £1,500 £500

* This will include any travel and accommodation expenses for the visiting panel, which will consist of up to two surgical QA panel members and one QA staff member.

Fellowship Approval (RCS Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme)

Initial Review/Processing Fee Accreditation Fee including Logo usage and listing on RCS Website, RCS Accreditation Portal and RCS Bulletin Annual Monitoring/Review Fee
Non-For Profit/NHS Trust Funded Posts £500 £500 £250
For-Profit/Industry Sponsored Posts £1000 £1000 £500

HEI/Degree Programme Accreditation

Initial Review/Processing Fee Accreditation Visit Accreditation Fee including Logo usage and listing on RCS Website, RCS Accreditation Portal and RCS Bulletin Annual Monitoring/Review Fee including Logo usage and listing on RCS Website, RCS Accreditation Portal and RCS Bulletin
£2000 £2000* £3000 £1000

* This excludes a £450 fee for each surgical member of the visiting panel, for each day of the visit, to cover their leave from the trust. It also excludes any travel expenses and accommodation that are required.

Surgical Education Centre Accreditation

Number of Courses at a Centre Initial Review/Processing Fee Accreditation Visit Accreditation Fee including Logo usage and listing on RCS Website, RCS Accreditation Portal and RCS Bulletin Annual Monitoring/Review Fee including use of SCOPE online evaluation, Logo usage and listing on RCS Website, RCS Accreditation Portal and RCS Bulletin
2-10* £3000
For UK Centres £3000
£4000 £3000

* If more courses are run, the fee will be based on the exact number of courses. If an Accredited Centre plans to introduce a new surgical course during the accreditation term, then the Centre will need to inform the College at least two months prior to the first intake of the course(s). The course will have to undergo the College Course Approval mechanism. The charge will be in accordance with the Course Approval fee structure.

If you have any queries about the fee structure please contact the Quality Assurance Department at qa@rcseng.ac.uk or on 020 7869 6221/6236. If payment of full fees is difficult, please talk to the QA Department.

International Accreditation

Fees based on application. International fees will be charged on a case-by-case basis, using UK rates as a baseline, and reflecting any additional cost due to the natuere of the event or activity being accredited, as well as local economic conditions.