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Eligibility, Expression of Interest and how to book the MRCOG Part 1 exam

How to apply and book your place on the Part 1 MRCOG exam

Eligibility

To take the Part 1 MRCOG exam, you must be eligible.

For new, first-time candidates, this means submitting a complete eligibility application and having it approved.

Resit candidates are already eligible and do not need to complete another eligibility application.

MRCOG Part 1 Eligibility form

If you have already taken the Part 1 exam, you are already eligible to sit the exam.

For an opportunity to book a place, please complete the Expression of interest form.

 

If you have never taken the Part 1 MRCOG exam before, you must submit an eligibility application and have it approved.

You must first have your eligibility application processed and approved, before you can receive a booking token.

If your eligibility has been approved already, you do not need to apply again.

However, it's essential that you use the same RCOG college number to complete the Expression of interest form.

If your application is missing any details or contains errors, you will not be able to book.

Please ensure you have completed the whole form and attached your medical degree certificate.

If we are unable to verify your degree certificate in the first instance, then we will ask you to email an attested photocopy version instead.

Please do not post us any original documents as we are unable to return them.

Please allow up to 4 weeks after the published closing date for your Part 1 Eligibility application to be processed.

If approved, you will be then eligible to book a place on the Part 1 MRCOG exam.

It is not possible for the RCOG to accept late applications.

How to book a place on the MRCOG Part 1 exam

1. Expression of Interest

For an opportunity to book into available spaces on the next MRCOG Part 1 exam, candidates must first complete an Expression of Interest form, within the required deadline for each exam. Please check the ‘Calendar and Fees’ section of the ‘Book an exam’ page for details of timelines for upcoming exams.

Please note, first-time candidates do not have to wait for the outcome of their Part 1 Eligibility application before submitting an Expression of Interest form. However, they will only be given a chance to book a place once the booking window opens if their Part 1 Eligibility application form has been submitted within the required deadline and has been approved.

A candidate must submit a new Expression of Interest form ahead of each exam they would like an opportunity to book a place. Forms submitted for an opportunity to book a place on previous exams will not be valid.

2. Search and book into available Pearson VUE test centres

Eligible candidates who have successfully submitted an Expression of Interest form will receive an email on the opening of the application window with instructions on how to book an exam place at available Pearson VUE test centres. For further information regarding our move to computer-based testing, please click here

Contact us

For further information, please read the Part 1 MRCOG FAQs.
If you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact us at exams@rcog.org.uk

Please provide your RCOG College account number every time you contact us. This helps us verify who you are and view your history with the College, including examinations and events.

Candidates must submit a completed Expression of Interest form before the deadline.

Candidates who have approved eligibility and have submitted an Expression of Interest form will receive a booking token.

A booking token does not guarantee a place on the next exam, just an opportunity to book into available spaces when the booking window opens.

At this stage, candidates will have the option to book an exam in a country location that is available at the time of booking.

Candidates booked into a country location will be contacted to schedule a slot in one of Pearson VUE’s test centres.

Candidates are only permitted to book into a Pearson VUE test centre in the country location they have chosen, booked and paid for.

Contact us

For further information, please read the Part 1 MRCOG FAQs.

If you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact us at  or call us on +44 20 7772 6210.

Please provide your RCOG College account number every time you contact us. This helps us verify who you are and view your history with the College, including examinations and events.