FSP Registrar Handbook

Training program requirements

Education and training requirements

FSP Registrar Handbook
        1. Education and training requirements

Education and training requirements

The FSP is made up of education and post-education components. The education component comprises three or four 26-week terms, and the post-education component is the period during which you can sit Fellowship exams (when deemed eligible).

The post-education component ends either when you are admitted to Fellowship or your exam candidacy period ends. It is variable in length, depending on how quickly you progress through exams and meet other Fellowship requirements.

General practice training terms

All registrars complete four general practice training (GPT) terms (or three 26-week terms if you’re granted recognition of prior learning and experience [RPLE]). These terms are called GP Training 1 (GPT1), GPT2, GPT3, and GPT4.

Table 1 shows the training terms and time requirements. 

There are additional training options – additional rural skills training (ARST) and core emergency medicine training – available to registrars working towards Rural Generalist Fellowship.

Table 1. FSP training terms and time requirements

  Training term FTE weeks

FSP education component


26 weeks


26 weeks


26 weeks


26 weeks

Rural Generalist Fellowship training
(if applicable)

Additional rural skills training

52 weeks

Core emergency medicine training

26 weeks

FSP post-education component

Fellowship examinations and other Fellowship eligibility requirements


To successfully complete each training term, you must:

  • satisfactorily meet all education and training requirements
  • be assessed as successfully completing the training term.

If you don’t successfully complete a training term, you may need to apply for an extension for assessment purposes. Refer to Extensions of Program Time policy for more information about extension of training.