Important update regarding applications for autumn/winter 2022 exam sittings

Thursday 23 June 2022

The Exams team are aware that exam bookings are not satisfactory at the moment, and a new exam application system is currently under development to improve the candidate experience.

As an interim measure, the application process for the remaining 2022 exam sittings will be modified.

Candidates will still apply for their exam sittings online and the dates for exam priority windows remain the same.

Candidates will not make their application through their online RCR account but will instead need to complete an online webform. An onscreen confirmation message will advise that the application has been submitted, and confirmation of the booked place and a link to make payment will be subsequently sent out via email.

Priority window 1 applicants (UK trainees, Singapore, Malta and Hong Kong trainees, and NHS contributors) who apply in the designated application window, will be guaranteed a place at their first or second choice venues and will receive confirmation of their booked place by the application closing date.

Priority window 2 applicants (other global candidates) will be allocated places on a first come first served basis. Candidates will be notified of their place in the exam and sent a link to make payment by the application closing date. 

Applications will only be accepted via the completion of the online webform. Applications will not be accepted via email or phone. We ask that candidates do not call the exams office to query their application. If you have not heard from the exams office within the timescales given above, queries can be made by email only to the dedicated exam application address