Calendar & Fees

Dates and fees of all FFICM examinations can be found in the examination calendar see related downloads.

The next FFICM Final MCQ will be held on Tuesday 8th January 2019 (applications for this exam will open 15th October 2018 and close on the 22nd November 2018).

The next FFICM Final OSCE/SOE exam will be held on 16th and 17th October 2018. The application window for the next OSCE/SOE sitting will open on the16th July 2018, the deadline for applications is 5pm on 6th September 2018.

Application forms are available below.  You must pass the MCQ before you can apply for the OSCE/SOE. The MCQ is valid for three years.  At the first sitting the OSCE and SOE components must be taken together.  If a candidate fails one but passes the other component, then only the failed component needs to be retaken.  If a candidate fails both components then they must be retaken together.

FFICM Examinations calendar, including application windows and fees


Please return the completed form and examination fee to the RCoA Examinations Department


Please return the completed form and examination fee to the RCoA Examinations Department


Claiming tax adjustment for Examination Fees

The Faculty is aware that trainees who sit FFICM examinations as part of an ICM training programme can claim tax relief on their exam fees.

As from March 2015 the Faculty now routinely send out receipts for examination fees paid by examination candidates, by email within 5 working days of exam dates.  Requests for exam fees paid before March 2015 can be made to the exams dept

Whilst the Faculty cannot provide advice on how to reclaim tax or guarantee re-imbursement for exam fees, in order to assist trainees in the reclaiming of tax adjustments for exam fees, we have provided a template which can be used to request a refund of tax paid in relation to exam fees.  It is important the exam is listed as a Royal College of Anaesthetists examination as they are the legal body of the Faculty and listed with HMRC.