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Start: 03/10/2020 00:00
End: 03/10/2020 00:00

Location: Various locations


This exam is only open to applicants who are currently registered with the UK General Medical Council (GMC) or the Medical Council of Ireland (MCI). If you are not registered with either regulatory body at the time of application, please do not proceed any further as you are not eligible to attempt this exam. 

Please ensure your GMC/MCI number is completed in your profile BEFORE you complete the booking form. You can check and add your number in your account section.

Please note, that the DRCOG exam will now be transitioning from a paper-based to a computer-based format as part of the launch of our new IT Exams System. Further information about the project and computer based testing is available here.

Please note, the booking process will be in two stages. Candidates wanting to sit the exam on 3 October will need to book via our website selecting either UK or ROI, based on where you reside, by no later than the closing date provided below. Candidates booked onto the exam will then be contacted by Pearson VUE, our new computer-based testing partner, by no later than 24 August, to select an available slot at one of their test centres based across the UK and Ireland.


  • UK exam venues: £457 (£381 + VAT)

Closing date for applications

Booking applications are now closed.

The closing date was Thursday 30 July 2020 at 4pm (UK time). 


The DRCOG regulations, calendar, syllabus and FAQ section may be found in the DRCOG section of the website.


All applicants need an RCOG account. You must be logged into the website to make a booking. Bookings are made using the booking form at the bottom of this page, which appears when you are logged in.

Re-sit candidates

If you have previously attempted the Diploma exam, you will already have a website account, even if you have not logged into the RCOG website before.

Please do not attempt to register a new user account on the RCOG website if you have previously entered this exam but cannot remember your log-in details or College registration number.

If you do not know your login details, please contact, quoting your 6-digit College number.

Terms and conditions

By continuing with the booking process, you agree to all the terms of the Diploma exam regulations and to the transfer of all copyright subsisting in examination material produced by you to the College.

You confirm that you are not currently suspended or removed from medical practice by any authorising body or involved in any disciplinary proceedings related to medical practice in any country.

You also confirm that you have not sat the Diploma examination 5 times or more previously.

If you are a first-time candidate, please ensure that you have accurately entered your 7-digit GMC registration number in the space provided (create an account or sign into the site, then click on ‘My details’ to check your GMC number).

Similarly, if you are registered with the Medical Council of Ireland you should enter your 6-digit MCI registration number. Your name will be registered with the RCOG exactly as it appears on the GMC List of Registered Medical Practitioners or the Medical Council of Ireland Register of Medical Practitioners.

Reasonable adjustments for disabled candidates

Candidates who wish to request an adjustment to the examination setting should please first read the Supporting Special Circumstances Policy then submit their request to

Your request must be submitted before the published closing date for the exam you are applying for. Requests submitted after the published closing date will normally not be considered.

You must make a new request with each examination application.

Name change

If your name has changed you need to provide an attested re-issued primary medical degree certificate or certificate of medical registration stating your new/married name, as well as a copy of your marriage certificate showing both your former and your new name. These documents must be sent to the exams department at and received by the closing date.