National Examinations January 2019 

Exam Date Location Fee
Component 1 - Written  17 January 2019

Northern Ireland (TBC)

Specific venues TBC

Component 2 - OSCE 30, 31 January and 1, 7, 8 February 2019

RCP North 
William Henry Duncan Building  
University of Liverpool  
6 West Derby Street  
L7 8TX


 May 2019

Application Period: 18 March - 1 April 2019
Written Exam: 9 May 2019
OSCE: 23 and 24 May 2019
Results Release: 21 June 2019

September 2019

Application Period: 1-15 July 2019
Written Exam: 5 September 2019
OSCE: 25, 26, 27 September and 3, 4 October 2019
Results Release: 1 November 2019

The national examination fee is £550; written component £175, OSCE component £375. The FPA reserve the right to review the examination fees annually.

How do I register for the national examinations? 

All candidates must register online for the physician associate certification exam and the physician associate recertification exam. The registration link will open approximately two months prior to component 1 written exam

Candidates that need to re-sit one component of the exam must complete the registration form and select the appropriate component.

The registration process will close approximately one month before the component 1 written exam.

Please note registration for an exam is not confirmed until the FPA receives official notification from each university of all candidates that have completed the mandatory requirements of their programme and are therefore eligible to sit the exam. Once eligibility has been confirmed, a further email confirming which exam component has been registered for and the payment arrangements will be sent. Payment must be received two weeks prior to sitting any exam.

Please complete all sections of the registration form and select ‘complete your registration’ to submit the form. An automated email receipt will not be sent. An email will be sent to all registered candidates when registration has closed.

Where are the exams held?
The written exams are held in a number of locations. These locations are decided based on projected graduating numbers given to us from higher education institutes. The FPA cannot guarantee you will be offered the venue requested, but we will offer an alternative venue. The OSCE exams are held in Liverpool across a schedule of 5 exam days. The FPA will allocate candidates to an exam day as soon as practicable.

How do I withdraw from the exam?
Requests for withdrawal from an examination should be made in writing to [email protected] 

Can I defer my registration to another exam sitting?
No, exam registration cannot be deferred to a later date, however payment can be carried over to another exam date. You will need to request to withdraw from the exam and re-apply for the desired sitting of the exam at the appropriate time.

When are the January-February 2019 results released?
Results for the January-February 2019 results will be released on Friday 8 March 2019, before 5pm.