Calendar & Fees
Dates and fees of all FFICM examinations can be found in the examination calendar below.
The next FFICM Final MCQ is 12 January 2021. This exam will be delivered on line with TestReach. Please review the written exams online guidance here, including the process for scheduling the exam and technical support during the exam. You will also be able to access TestReach tutorials here.
The next FFICM Final OSCE/SOE exam is currently due to take place 19-29 March 2021 (excluding weekends). The application window for the next OSCE/SOE sitting will open on Monday 4 January 2021, the deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 25 February 2021.
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.
RCoA Statement on Examination Fees 2020-21
The Royal College of Anaesthetists, which administers and delivers the FFICM examinations, has released a statement regarding examination fees for the 2020/2021 academic year. The costings outlined in the statement have been deferred until January 2021 but will apply from that date onward.
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 email@example.com.
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.