Calendar & Fees

Dates and fees of all FFICM examinations can be found in the examination calendar below.

The next FFICM Final MCQ will be held on Tuesday 7 January 2020 (applications for this exam will open 7 October 2019 and close on the 21 November 2019).

The next FFICM Final OSCE/SOE exam will be held on 21 and 22 April 2020. The application window for the next OSCE/SOE sitting will open on the 6 January 2020, the deadline for applications is 5pm on 20 February 2020.

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


Information on the FFICM Final MCQ exam and how to apply


Information on the FFICM Final OCSE and SOE exams and how to apply


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.