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DRCOG dates and venues

Details of where and when you can sit the DRCOG exam, and dates for applications

Exam dates

DRCOG exam: Saturday 2 October 2021

Venues: Pearson VUE test centres across the UK and ROI – please see further information on our move to computer-based testing.

There are three stages to the booking process:

Candidates must complete an Expression of Interest form for an opportunity to book into available space, by no later than 9 July 2021

  1. Candidates that have submitted an Expression of Interest form will receive a booking token on 15 July 2021, for an opportunity to book into available space when the booking window opens on 19 July 2021. A booking token does not guarantee a place on the next exam, but an opportunity to book into available spaces. Candidates will have the option to either book into the UK or Republic of Ireland, subject to availability
  2. Candidates booked into available spaces via the step above will be contacted to schedule a slot in one of Pearson VUE’s test centres by no later than 12 August 2021

Results: Results will be released within 6 weeks following the exam

Certificates will be sent to successful candidates retrospectively, on staff returning to work in the RCOG premises. Candidates will be able to access their exam results letter through the Exam Portal.

2 October 2021 exam timeline

Expression of Interest deadline

Friday 9 July 2021

Booking tokens sent to candidates

Thursday 15 July 2021

Booking opens

Monday 19 July 2021

Booking closes

Friday 30 July 2021


2021 DRCOG Exam Fees

  • UK candidate fees: £397 + VAT
  • Republic of Ireland candidate fees: £397

From 1 January 2018, there is an additional administration charge of £10 for those not paying their exam fees online, e.g.: paying by telephone, by cheque or bank draft. There is no extra charge when paying online.