Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook

Part 1: RACGP Entry assessments

1. Enrolling in the assessments

Last revised: 07 Dec 2022

Candidates who have been found eligible for the AGPT Program or the PEP will then be prompted via email to enrol in the CAAKT or PEPEA respectively.

Payment for the CAAKT and PEPEA does not constitute enrolment in the assessment. After successful payment has been made, candidates must ensure they proceed to assessment booking.

Enrolment fees are payable by credit card. Upon successful completion of enrolment, the candidate will receive a confirmation email with detailed information about that enrolment.

If a candidate’s credit card is not charged/debited and the confirmation email is not received, candidates should not assume they are enrolled and should contact the RACGP immediately to confirm the status of their enrolment. Only candidates with a valid enrolment will be permitted to sit an assessment.

The RACGP recognises there may be circumstances where an applicant may miss the enrolment deadline for an assessment. In this case the RACGP will accept a late enrolment within 10 calendar days of the closure of enrolments. Extenuating and unforeseen circumstances do not need to be demonstrated to be eligible for a late enrolment within this period. Late enrolments will incur a fee of AUD $100. This fee will be applied to the invoice issued to you for your enrolment in the assessment.

No late enrolments will be accepted for enrolments received more than 10 calendar days after the closure of enrolments.

A candidate may qualify for an exemption from the PEPEA if they are either:

  1. a current AGPT registrar who has completed all training terms and has exhausted their training time
  2. a previous AGPT registrar who has completed all training terms and was withdrawn within the three years of the expected PEP start date.

For further information, please read the Practice Experience Program – Standard Stream Entry Policy.

Candidates are encouraged to enrol into an assessment as soon as possible after enrolments open, and to not wait until the end of the enrolment period. Any candidate experiencing financial hardship may make a request for an alternative payment arrangement by submitting an Application for Special Consideration for Financial Hardship via email to

When candidates submit their enrolment, they are asked to select their preferred assessment venue location based on the available options. Candidates will receive confirmation of their scheduled test date, time and location upon completion of enrolment.

If a candidate’s address changes after enrolling, they must notify the RACGP as soon as possible.

All candidates are advised to carefully plan their travel to and from venues and consider the impact of fatigue and stress on safe travel. If appropriate to the situation, it is recommended that candidates consider overnight accommodation close to their allocated venue once this has been confirmed by the RACGP.

The RACGP will collect and may distribute your personal information as deemed reasonably necessary. It may be necessary to disclose personal information to bodies such as the Commonwealth Department of Health, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Medicare, Training Organisations or other bodies.

Further information concerning the collection or distribution of personal information is available via the RACGP Privacy Policy.

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