MedCert Medical Record Check


Applying for or renewing your firearms or shotgun licence? MedCert provides a fast and efficient medical records check and report for police, without the need to utilise your GP.

There is a flat fee of £50 for individuals regardless of whether it is a renewal or initial application, and regardless of whether you require a shotgun licence, firearms licence or both. If you would like to use our service, please see further details of the steps below. If you are dealing with licensing on behalf of a business, please contact us in the first instance.

Please note:

If you are applying for a licence from any of the following police authorities, please note that once you receive your completed medical form it is your responsibility to send this to your firearms department along with the rest of your application:


We also strongly recommend following the same procedure if you are in:


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How It Works

Step 1

Click on ‘Order Now’ to be taken through to the basket page, then click ‘Proceed to Checkout’ to fill in the application forms. For a step-by-step guide to this stage, please click here

Step 2

Click through to pay. We use PayPal to process all debit card, credit card and PayPal payments.

Step 3

Your GP sends your medical records to us via secure electronic transfer or recorded post, within 28 days of receiving the request. Once with MedCert, your records will only ever be seen by a medical professional.

Step 4

On receipt of your records, one of our doctors reviews them and creates a report that addresses the licensing criteria.

Step 5

The report, in the format requested by your licensing authority, is sent to all relevant parties. The report is sent within a maximum of seven working days from the date on which MedCert receives your records.

As licence holders ourselves we appreciate that the application / renewal process can sometimes throw up unexpected niggles, and that every licensing authority is different. If you have any questions, would prefer a different payment method or to obtain your records by another means prior to using our service,  please get in touch.


The police, like the NHS, are on the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. As such, many forces are reassigning resources to the front line so they can best help and protect the UK at this extremely difficult time. This means that some firearms departments are putting new procedures in place.

Grants: A number of licensing authorities are not accepting applications for new licences during the pandemic. Whilst we are happy to provide a medical check for your future application we recommend you checking with your police force before using our service, as once complete medical reports are only valid for a certain period of time.

Renewals: At present firearms authorities are doing everything they can to deliver renewals in the normal manner, while also looking for ways to ease the strain this virus is putting on both their departments and individual applicants. They are aware that, due to the extraordinary and ever-changing situation at present, delays to every stage of the process may be inevitable. MedCert will, as always, not only keep you informed throughout the report process  but also keep up to date on each authority's changing requirements and follow their guidelines on your behalf.