Examiners

Appointments to the Court of Examiners of the Faculty examination shall normally be made annually by the BFICM on the advice of the Training and Assessment Committee or its nominated representative. The size of the Court of Examiners shall be determined by the BFICM on the advice of the Executive.  Appointments shall be made for such a period as the BFICM may from time to time decide.

The application window to become a FFICM examiner is now closed.

Applications
The applicant should complete the application form in order to demonstrate that they meet all essential criteria as set out in the Person Spec.  The role of an examiner is set out in the Job Description, copy available on related downloads and can also be found at Appendix B of the Examiner Regulations. Completed application forms should be submitted to ficm@rcoa.ac.uk   A CV is not required.

Compulsory training for new examiners is scheduled to take place on Monday 10th October 2016; those who cannot attend will not be able to examine in that academic year. FFICM Examination dates for 2016-2017 can be found on the examination pages of the website.

Examiner specification  
Applicants shall be assessed against the FFICM Examiner Person Specification and in addition, throughout their term of examinership, examiners are expected to adhere to the duties and responsibilities set out in the FFICM Examiner Job description.  The PS and JD for examiners can be found on related downloads and at Appendix A and B of the FFICM Examination (Selection and Appointment of Examiners) Regulations (also available below).

Selection Procedures
After the closing date for applications the Executive will compile a long-list of applicants who in their judgement, meets the criteria as listed in the person spec. Applicants rejected at this stage shall be informed in writing of the reasons and, if appropriate, shall be invited to re-apply when they become eligible.
Full details of the selection process can be found at Section 4 of the FFICM Examination (Selection and Appointment of Examiners) Regulations.

Term of Examinership and commitment
FFICM Examiners are expected to complete a term of 10 years Examinership and commit at least 7 days per academic year or part time equivalent and on application, have the approval from their Trust to achieve this.

Probationary Year  
New examiners shall initially be appointed for a probationary period (including a minimum of two examinations). 

Training
No examiner shall take up his/her appointment until he/she has successfully completed a period of training approved by the BFICM.  Mandatory training includes:  Principles of assessment and taking part in mock exams. Examiners elect must observe each relevant exam component before examining independently.  Exam specific equality and diversity must be undertaken annually.  All examiners are subject to auditing and quality assurance of their performance.