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 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] or please take a look at the available roles, application details and requirements of being an examiner in the relevant information packs below.
We appoint examiners at different grades depending on your experience and eligibility. More details about the different roles and requirements can be found in our information packs below.
- Examiner General Information Pack
- Application Pack for Trainee Grade Examiners
- Application Pack for SAS Grade Examiners
- Application Pack for Optometrist Examiners
- Application Pack for Consultant and post-CCT Grade Examiners
- Application Pack for CertLRS Examiners
- Code of Conduct FRCOphth examiners
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]