When doctors seek to work abroad they are usually required by their new regulator to provide a Certificate of Good Standing (CGS), or sometimes referred to as “letter of good standing,” as part of a range of evidence, to prove their registration status, fitness to practise and their ‘standing’ or ‘good character’ as a healthcare professional.
Almost all of the healthcare regulators use CGS, as a means of sharing information on those who seek registration abroad. However, the level of detail required varies from regulator to regulator.
Please refer to the below FAQs regarding obtaining a certificate of good standing from your country of origin.
- Current and past employers (letter of employment)
- Licensing authorities which issued your current active or past active licenses
- Relevant authority in your country that issues letters of good standing to its citizens (citizen’s certificate of good conduct)
To Whom It May Concern
Re: [Applicant’s Name]
This is to confirm that [applicant’s name] [license number if any] was employed at [facility/institution name] as [applicant’s title] from [mm/dd/yyyy] to [mm/dd/yyyy] and remains in good standing with no disciplinary actions. If you have further questions please contact [name or telephone of contact].
This must be printed on official company letterhead and signed by the issuer.
If you have further questions about the process of obtaining letters of good standing, please refer to your recruiter. Please refer to the below reference links in how to obtain a citizen’s certificate of good standing (or police clearance certificate) from your country of origin.