Notices & Updates
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of continued social distancing, all RCOphth written examinations will now be delivered by online proctored examinations. In order to facilitate this, the date of the October 2020 Part 1 FRCOphth written examination has been pushed back by three weeks to now take place on 26th October 2020.
Please click RCOphth Statement on Online Proctored Exam Delivery for this important update.
A statement detailing the College’s decision to cancel the September 2020 CertLRS examination due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
A letter to candidates about the College’s decision to cancel all examinations until September 2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
A letter to candidates about the College’s decision to cancel the 14-16 April Refraction Certificate Examination due to the current COVID-19 pandemic
A letter to candidates about the College’s decision to cancel the March/April 2020 Part 2 FRCOphth Oral examination due to the COVID-19 pandemic
A statement outlining the technical issue surrounding the Part 2 FRCOphth July 2019 written examination and the steps undertaken
Statement on move to electronic exams throughout 2019 including details on taking written exams at Prometric testing centres worldwide
Updated appeals procedure for all examinations effective from 5th November 2018
Policy updated to include reference to fraud.
Statement from the Part 2 FRCOphth Subcommittee regarding examination styles in the clinical component of the Part 2 FRCOphth Oral examination.
Applicable to all examinations from 3 April 2017.
Procedure for appealing a decision not to permit an additional examination attempt.
Advance notice of changes to Part 2 FRCOphth eligibility which will come into effect on 31 August 2017. This of particular relevance to candidates holding MRCOphth or MRCSEd.
Updated policy on limiting additional attempts at examinations. All Ophthalmic Specialist Trainees, Heads of School, Training Programme Directors, Regional Advisors and College Tutors have been sent a copy directly by email.
Correspondence from Mr Peter Tiffin, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, concerning a number of changes being made to the Examinations Structure from August 2014.