Become an Examiner

Play a vital role and help us set and maintain standards in the practice of ophthalmology by becoming a College Examiner.

Acting as an examiner for the College is an important role and carries with it responsibility for maintaining the high standards expected of candidates wishing to become Diplomates, Members or Fellows of the College. The panel of examiners consists of both medical practitioners who are Fellows, Members or Affiliate Members of the College and lay examiners drawn from the College’s Lay Advisory Group.

Our Examiners choose to examine the College for a variety of reasons. It offers the opportunity to network with colleagues from around the UK, keeps their general ophthalmic knowledge up to date and awards the gain of valuable CPD. In addition, College examiners have an important involvement in helping launch the careers of new ophthalmologists both in the UK and overseas.

The examinations department run Examiner Training Days for all new examiners twice per year. These online training sessions give new examiners a thorough understanding of what being a College examiner involves and prepare them for their first experiences of examining candidates in the exams.

We welcome applications for new examiners throughout the year. If you would like to discuss the current roles available, please contact the Examinations Department at [email protected]

We appoint examiners at different grades depending on your experience and eligibility. Information packs about the different roles and requirements can be found in the online examiner application portal below.

If you wish to become an examiner for the College please make your application using this

Online Examiner Application Portal

We would recommend reading the relevant application information pack below first dependant on which grade of examiner you are applying for:

UK Consultant Application Pack
Overseas Consultant – ASEAN
Overseas Consultant – Middle East
Overseas Consultant – India
Overseas Consultant – Europe
Overseas Consultant – Pakistan
Overseas Consultant – Trinidad and Tobago
Optometrists Application Pack
Overseas Optometrist Application Pack
SAS Application Pack
Trainee Application Pack

If you are an existing examiner needing to claim back expenses for attending an exam, please download the following forms and return directly to [email protected]