Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook

Part 2: RACGP Fellowship Examinations

1. Enrolling in the examinations

Last revised: 24 Jan 2023

Visit the RACGP website to enrol in exams and find details of exam dates, enrolment dates, venues and fees.

Exam enrolment fees are payable by credit card or PayPal, and payment is processed immediately when you enrol. Once you’ve successfully enrolled, you’ll receive a confirmation email with detailed information about your enrolment.

If your credit card isn’t charged/debited and you don’t receive the confirmation email, do not assume you are enrolled; contact the RACGP immediately to confirm the status of your enrolment. Only candidates with a valid enrolment will be permitted to sit an exam.

The RACGP recognises there may be circumstances where an applicant misses the enrolment deadline. In this case the RACGP will accept a late enrolment within 10 calendar days of the deadline. Late enrolments incur a fee of $100, which will be applied to the invoice issued for enrolment in the assessment. You don’t need to demonstrate extenuating and unforeseen circumstances to be eligible for a late enrolment within this period.

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

We encourage you to enrol as soon as possible after enrolments open, and not wait until the end of the enrolment period. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, you may request an alternative payment arrangement by submitting an Application for Special Consideration for Financial Hardship via email to

When you enrol, you’ll be asked to select your home or practice as your preferred address. You’ll be allocated to the closest available exam venue based on your preferred address. If your address changes after enrolling, please notify the RACGP as soon as possible.

If the closest exam venue is oversubscribed, you’ll be allocated to the next closest centre.

We advise you not to make any travel arrangements until your exam venue has been confirmed. For the AKT and KFP, you’ll receive confirmation of your specific venue location approximately four weeks before the date of the exam in which you’re enrolled.

We advise you to carefully plan your travel to and from the exam venue and consider the impact of fatigue and stress on safe travel. If appropriate to your situation, we recommend you consider overnight accommodation close to your allocated venue.

If you’re unable to present for the AKT and/or KFP on the scheduled exam dates for religious reasons, you may submit a Special Arrangements Application Form to to undertake the exam(s) on an alternative day. For further guidance, please refer to the Assessments Special Arrangements Policy and the RACGP Assessments and Examinations Special Arrangements Guidance Document.

If you’re approved to undertake your exam(s) on an alternative day, you must complete a statutory declaration stating that you won’t divulge or discuss the content of the exam with any other party before all other candidates have completed the exam. This declaration must be signed and witnessed by an approved witness as listed on the Attorney-General’s Department website. Any breach of this declaration will be investigated in line with the Academic Misconduct Policy.

We 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 and Aged Care, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Medicare or other bodies.

Further information concerning the collection or distribution of personal information is available in the RACGP’s Privacy Policy.

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