Dates, Fees and Applications - Final FRCA SOE

The dates and application windows of the Final Written exams are set out in the calendars below.  Exam applications can now be made on-line

 Payment for exams can be made via PayPal on completion of the on-line application process. Applications received after 5.00 pm on the listed closing date will not be accepted. Early application avoids the worry of meeting the closing date it also ensures that the examination department have time to liaise regarding discrepancies.

Examination Fees: Payment can be made on line via PayPal on completion of the on-line process.  If submitting a paper application then please enclose a cheque drawn on a UK clearing bank, sterling draft or postal order. Cheques should be made payable to: 'The Royal College of Anaesthetists'.

Final SOE Examinations Calendar – August 2018 to July 2019
Application opening date
Monday, 3 September 2018
Monday, 18 March 2019
Application closing date
Monday, 22 October 2018
Thursday, 23 April 2019
Examination date
Monday, 3 December 2018
Monday, 17 June 2019
Examination fees
Final SOE Examinations Calendar – August 2019 to July 2020
Application opening date
Monday, 2 September 2019
Monday, 16 March 2020
Application closing date
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020
Examination date
Monday, 2 December 2019
Monday, 22 June 2020
Examination fees


Final SOE application form
Please see below.

Completing your form

  • Read all the notes on the back of the form
  • Complete all sections, then check through again
  • Sign and date the form
  • Get a College Tutor (trainee) or Consultant (non-trainee) to sign and date form
  • Enclose any competency certificates required
  • Enclose Cheque or Postal Order for Exam fee made payable to 'The Royal College of Anaesthetists'
  • Post to College address.  If less than seven days before closing date, we recommend you use next day delivery

The Examinations directorate will send you an email to confirm receipt of your form.  If you have not received one within seven days of despatch or less, if the closing date is near, then you are advised to contact the exams team. The College cannot be held responsible for non-delivery or delays in the postal system.

Requests for special consideration of a disability must be made on application. There are no standard rules for Dyslexia for SOE. 

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