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

UK Accreditation

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation



or National Event

(Not for profit)

Local Event (Not for profit)

For Profit Event or Not for Profit Event where commercial products/technology promoted

Application & Review





Participant fee


No Participant fee



Accreditation Fee










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


Not for profit

For profit


Application & Review*







Accreditation Fee (includes logo usage, RCS website and Bulletin listing and monitoring)










* 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)


Not for profit / NHS
funded posts

For profit / Industry sponsored posts


Application and review







Accreditation Fee









HEI/Degree Programme Accreditation

Accreditation and Monitoring Fee (includes logo usage, monitoring of feedback, listing on the RCS website and in Bulletin)

£3,000 per year

Additional cost

Review expenses (travel, accommodation, etc)

* 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

Accreditation Fee –  including use of logo, listing on the RCS website and monitoring

Fees based on application

Additional costs (in year one)

Review expenses (travel, accommodation, etc)

* 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.