Clinical Competency Exam

About the Clinical Competency Exam

The Clinical Competency Exam (CCE) is the final exam on the pathway to Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

The 2022.2 CCE will be delivered over two consecutive weekends in November 2022. Due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty, the CCE will be delivered entirely remotely. By making the decision to move to remote delivery early, we can give reassurance that the exam will be delivered regardless of travel restrictions, venue constraints or COVID-19 surges at that time.


How it works

Candidates will be presented with nine clinical cases – four case discussions and five clinical encounters. Each case is 15 minutes in duration plus reading time.  
Cases across each exam day will test the same skills and competencies at Fellowship standard. 
We ask candidates to keep both exam weekends listed below free until notified of their individual exam days and sessions. Each exam session will be up to three hours. Exam sessions will be allocated at the close of enrolments and will be communicated to candidates as soon as practicable. 

To find out more about enrolment, eligibility, applying for special arrangements, fees and exam dates, click here

Upcoming dates – 2022.2 CCE

Enrolments open Monday 25 July 2022 9.00am (AEST) 
Enrolments close Sunday 28 August 2022 Midnight (AEST) 
Exam Day one Saturday and Sunday 5-6 November 2022 
Exam Day two Saturday and Sunday 12-13 November 2022 
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Preparing for the exam

The best way to prepare for the clinical competency exam is to continue working in general practice. You also have access to a suite of free CCE-specific exam support resources. 

The CCE exam preparation course on gplearning is presented in two modules – Introduction to the RACGP Clinical Competency Exam for Candidates and Preparing for the CCE Case Discussions and Clinical Encounters. The first module includes information on what is being assessed and how. The second module is a guided exam preparation activity that includes cases, marking grids and video examples of the competent and not yet competent candidate. To access the course, log in to gplearning then select ‘Exam Support’ from the quick links on your dashboard.

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Resources and other important information

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