I am a PEP participant nearing the end of my program


Frequently asked questions


Provided you have met the eligibility requirements outlined in General Practice Experience Pathway – Exam Eligibility Policy, you can sit the exams.

You can enrol in exams prior to completion of the PEP, but must have completed the allocated program time by the time you sit the exams.


You can enrol in exams prior to finishing the PEP, but you must have completed your allocated program time by the time that you sit the exams.


No, not until December 2021. From January 2022, you’ll need to satisfactorily finish the PEP and have a completion certificate to sit the exams.

Extraordinary exception: GPE Pathway candidates affected by the 2020.2 AKT and KFP cancellations* will have a six month extension, and will not be required to complete an RACGP-approved program before continuing to sit the Fellowship exams until 1 July 2022 (2022.2 semester).

For further information, please contact educationpolicy@racgp.org.au.

*affected candidates are those who had a valid enrolment in the 2020.2 AKT and/or KFP as of 9am AEDT Friday 9 October 2020.


Your PEP provider number is valid for the duration of your program, plus an additional six months. Upon satisfactory completion of the educational phase of the program, the provider number is extended for a period of three years until you have exhausted all your exam attempts in line with the Fellowship Exams Attempts Policy. If you don’t achieve Fellowship in the three years, you can apply for a further extension in line with the Practice Experience Program – Provider number continuation requirements.


Your provider number will be cancelled. You’ll also be unable to re-enter the PEP with a funding subsidy from the Australian Government’s Non-VR Fellowship Support Program.


We’re always here to help, so you can email pepadmin@racgp.org.au if these FAQs have not answered your question/s.

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