Final FRCA Written Information


You can now apply for examinations on-line

The dates and application windows of the Final Written exams are set out in the calendars below.  Applications received after 5pm on the listed closing date will not be accepted. The on-line process will cease accepting applications at 5pm on the closing date. Early application avoids the worry of meeting the closing date.

Examination Fees:  Applicants can pay via PayPal on completion of the on-line application process.  Paper applications are to be to be paid by cheque drawn on a UK clearing bank, sterling draft or postal order. Cheques should be made payable to: 'The Royal College of Anaesthetists'.

Final Written Examinations Calendar – August 2017 to July 2018
Application opening date
Monday, 12 June 2017
Monday, 30 October 2017
Application closing date
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Tuesday , 16 January 2018
Examination date
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Examination fees


Final Written Examinations Calendar – August 2018 to July 2019
Application opening date
Monday, 11 June 2018
Monday, 29 October 2018
Application closing date
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Tuesday , 15 January 2019
Examination date
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Examination fees


Final Written Application form

Please see below.

Completing your form:

  • Complete all sections, then check through again
  • Sign and date the form
  • Remember you are signing the form to the effect that your College Tutor or Senior Consultant supports your application for this exam.
  • 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.  The standard rules and provisions for Dyslexia are set out at Appendix 3 of the Examination Regulations.

Advice to candidates on how to complete Final Written SAQ booklets and MCQ Optical Mark Reader sheets are available below (see related downloads).                                          

Final FRCA Written Links
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Exam Structure
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FRCA Final Written Candidate Guidance and Venue Information.

From August 2014 the college will be sending all admission notices for the Final Written exam via e-mail. In the related downloads section below you will find a PDF for each centre which contains a map and address details. You will also find candidate guidance information and documentation to help you at the exam. Please read this information before you attend on the day. If you require more specific information regarding centres, please see below for links to each centres website.

Belfast - Stranmillis University
Birmingham -  Botanical Gardens
Cardiff -  All Nations Centre
Edinburgh - royal college of physicians edinburgh
Central London -  The Royal National Hotel Russell Square 
Manchester -  Kings House Conference Centre
Sheffield -  Sheffield Town Hall
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