Book an Exam

Book your place to sit an RCOphth exam. Only exams available for booking can be found here.

IMPORTANT: Please read first the Examinations Terms and Conditions carefully.

Please also note:

  • Exams close for registration at 5 pm UK time on the closing date, and applications received after this time will not be accepted. Candidates are strongly encouraged not to leave an exam application until the closing date itself. No late applications will be accepted under any circumstances, and no exceptions will be made.
  • Any changes to your details (email address, etc) have to be made not later than 4 weeks prior to the examination, and we cannot take responsibility if these changes are not communicated to us in time
  • We do not confirm receipt of individual exam applications, and candidates will have their applications confirmed soon after the closing date.
  • Please do not use multiple email addresses to complete the application form, as this will delay the approval process. If you have been asked for further documents, please email them to [email protected]
  • If you withdraw from an examination after the closing date for applications, you will only be entitled to a refund if you provide a medical letter. Please note that the refund will be minus a 20% admin charge. For written exams only, there will also be a £50 cancellation fee deducted which is levied by our online exam provider.


Please note that first time applicants must still submit their application BEFORE 5pm on the published closing date. They will then be sent a payment link and payment must be completed BEFORE 5pm the day after the published closing date.

All candidates must hold a medical qualification approved by the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom (GMC) or Ireland (IMC) before registering.