PEP Entry Assessment (PEPEA)

Please note, the content of this site is regularly updated in line with each respective state or territory’s Department of Health's regulations. We strongly suggest all PEPEA candidates frequently check this site for the latest updates. We will however communicate individually via email if any significant updates occurred.

PEPEA – Standard Stream

The PEPEA is a test which comprises clinical applied knowledge questions and situational judgement test (SJT) questions. There are 100 questions on the PEPEA.

It is a requirement to pass the PEPEA before progressing into the next step of the program.

After applying for the PEP, eligible candidates will be advised via email about how to enrol in and pay for the PEPEA. Candidates must undertake the PEPEA in order to determine their suitability to enter the program.

The cost of the PEPEA is $725.00.

Information relating to the September 2021 PEPEA

Due to covid restrictions, there are different requirements in place based on your location and local department of health instructions.

Detailed information for candidates enrolled to sit the next PEPEA can be found by following the relevant State/Territory map tile below.

If you don’t feel safe or able to attend the exam, you can withdraw by emailing us at Your PEPEA fee will be refunded and you may be able to sit the PEPEA in January 2022, subject to eligibility requirements and RACGP Fellowship Program placement guidelines.

PEPEA timelines for candidates sitting the September PEPEA

Wednesday 25 August 2021*

Enrolment period closes
Enrolments for the September PEPEA closed on Wednesday 25 August 2021, please contact the Selection team at if you have any further queries about your PEPEA enrolment.

Wednesday 22 September 2021*

Practice Experience Program Entry Assessment (PEPEA)
Applicants who have successfully enrolled, sit the PEPEA on this date.

Friday 15 October 2021*


PEPEA results release (only for participants commencing late October)
Applicants who had to reschedule their July PEPEA  to September  due to COVID related cancellations in NSW and SA and chose to start the PEP on 25 October 2022 please refer to the information under the NSW and SA tiles above.

Thursday 25 October 2021*

PEPEA results release
Applicants who will be commencing their PEP in January 2022 will be receiving their PEPEA results on this date.

*Please note dates are subject to change.