The MDCN Certificate of Good Standing is a certificate given to medical doctors on account that they have satisfied all lawful rights and are legally capable of practicing in Nigeria.

The certificate is given by MDCN and it is issued upon request by the medical doctor.

How Do I Get The MDCN Certificate Of Good Standing?

To collect your MDCN certificate of good standing, you will need to show proves to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria that you have fulfilled all lawful requirements to practice in Nigeria.

Part of what this means is that you shouldn’t be owing MDCN any outstanding fees, and shouldn’t be in any malpractice case. You can find the steps to get your certificate of good standing from the MDCN.

Requirements And Steps For Application For Certificate Of Good Standing

The requirements are given below:

Registration Requirements

  • The Doctor must be in good standing from the year of graduation till date.
  • The doctor must fill in the name of the organization and their correct official address on the application form.NOT THEIR HOUSE ADDRESS

Steps for Online Application

  1. Create a profile on the portal.
  2. Login with your details (Folio Number/Email and Password) at
  3. On the dashboard, click on my application then new application you should see certificate of good standing click on it.
  4. Update your records.
  5. Proceed to make payment via the portal.

Pending Verification Of Certificate Of Good Standing With Mdcn After Making Payment

The MDCN Certificate of good standing is processed within 10 to 14 working days. If you haven’t received it after 14 days, you should contact the MDCN.

You can send an email to MDCN Support on ; Or you contact the MDCN support line on 09130519156, 09077062051

Where To Collect The MDCN Certificate Of Good Standing?

Medical doctors can collect their MDCN Certificate of Good Standing via postage companies. MDCN will charge you for postage fee during your application for the COGS.

Alternatively, if you didn’t choose to collect it via postage, you can go to your region MDCN office to collect it.

Plot 1102, Cadastral Zone B11, Off Oladipo Diya Road, Behind Prince and Princess Estate,Kaura District Abuja Nigeria

Phone: 09130519156, 09077062051


Kaduna Zonal Office:
Plot 3, Unguwan Gwari Crescent (Zaria Road),Kaduna North Local Government Area , Kaduna

Lagos Zonal Office:
No. 25, Ahmed Onibudo Street, Victoria Island,P.M.B. 12611, Lagos

Ilorin Zonal Office:
(Doctors’House) No. 13, Peter Tokula Street.Opp. Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, GRA,Ilorin, Kwara State .

Enugu Zonal Office:
No 2,Ridgeway Road, Off Okpara Avenue, G.R.A. Enugu


Lagos Zonal Office: 012900696

Enugu Zonal Office: 09033145370

Kaduna Zonal Office: 08035501266

Ilorin Zonal Office: 09036926560

Uses Of MDCN Certificate Of Good Standing

Medical doctors worldwide need a certificate of good standing when they want to practice in another country that is different from their country of medical training or country of practice.

For instance, if you are a medical doctor and wants to practice in the UK, the GMC would require you to submit a Certificate of Good Standing from your country of practice.

Also, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria requires foreign trained medical graduates of Medicine and Dentistry who wants to write the MDCN Assessment Examination and wants to practice in Nigeria to have a Certificate of Good Standing from their country of training.

When Can I Submit My Certificate Of Good Standing To The GMC?

You can submit your certificate of good Standing to the GMC after passing Plab 2 exam. However, you shouldn’t delay in submitting it.

Will MDCN Submit My Certificate Of Good Standing To The GMC?

Yes, the MDCN will send a copy of your certificate of good standing to the General Medical Council of UK upon request. The MDCN will also give you a copy of yours.

How Much Is The Certificate Of Good Standing?

Application for the Certificate Of Good Standing in Nigeria that is issued by the MDCN costs N75,000 as of 2023. Other postage fees apply.

By Dr Nathaniel

Nat is a pioneer of His commitment to excellence in medical writing has earned him recognition as a trusted authority in the field. He have collaborated with leading healthcare organizations, authored thought-provoking articles, and played a pivotal role in raising health literacy levels across diverse audiences.

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