You may suspend your candidacy for any reason, at any time up until you’ve sat an exam in your final exam semester. This is known as a standard suspension. You are entitled to one standard suspension during your candidacy. For example, you can suspend your candidacy if you don’t want to sit an exam due to personal or financial reasons, or if you would like additional time to prepare for an exam.
A standard suspension applies to an entire exam semester, i.e. you are not required nor permitted to attempt Fellowship exams during that semester.
You can suspend the current exam semester directly through your My candidacy portal. If you wish to retrospectively suspend a semester, please email the RACGP at email@example.com.