Calendar & Fees

FFICM Examination Calendar 2023-2024

Candidates must pass the MCQ before applying 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.

Please note that the information below may be subject to change.



Applications and fees not accepted before Mon 6 March 2023

Mon 25 Sep 2023

Monday 11 March 2024 Mon 26 June 2023 Mon 11 Dec 2023
Closing date for exam applications Thurs 27 April 2023 Thurs 23 Nov 2023 Thurs 25 April 2024 Mon 7 Aug 2023 Fri 2 Feb 2024
Examination date Thurs 29 June 2023 Wed 10 Jan 2024 Thurs 27 June 2024 Mon 02 - Thurs 05 Oct 2023 Mon 18 - Thurs 21 March 2024
Examination fees


£560 TBC

Both £695
 OSCE £385
 SOE £350

Both £695
 OSCE £385
 SOE £350
MCQ/ SOE Standard Setting meeting Mon 11 July 2023 Thurs 18 Jan 2024 Mon 8 July 2024 TBC TBC
Results released* Mon 17 July 2023 Wed 31 Jan 2024 Tues 16 July 2024 Tues 31 Oct 2023 Tues 16 April 2024
*Please note that results are emailed directly to candidates.

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 of March 2015, the Faculty now routinely sends 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.

Want to know more?
See the FFICM Exam Regulations.