To be eligible to undertake one or more of the RACGP Fellowship exam segments, applicants must be on one of the prescribed pathways to Fellowship. The pathways are:
- Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) registrar
- Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) registrar
- General Practice Experience (Practice Eligible)
- Practice Experience Program
- Specialist Pathway Program
- Specialist Recognition Program
Refer to Becoming a GP and the Fellowship Pathways Policy Framework for more information.
Acceptance of a candidate’s enrolment does not constitute an endorsement of that candidate’s eligibility to sit the exam. All enrolments are subject to eligibility audits conducted by the RACGP at the end of the enrolment period. Any applicant who is found not to meet the eligibility requirements will be automatically withdrawn from the exam segment and will be subject to a $100 withdrawal fee per exam segment.
Restrictions on exam attempts
From 2019, candidates have six enrolments over a period of three years to pass all three Fellowship exam segments (not including periods of approved leave). Candidates who fail to pass exams within these parameters will not be eligible for FRACGP. For more information please see the Fellowship Exam Attempts Policy and Frequently Asked Questions.
Candidates must hold current Australian medical registration throughout the assessment process. Candidates must disclose any restrictions on their practise or changes to their medical registration to the RACGP. Failure to do this will be handled as per the Academic Misconduct Policy.
Withdrawing from an exam
Exam withdrawals received up to and including 20 business days before any scheduled exam date will be refunded the exam fee, minus a $100 withdrawal fee per exam segment. Exam withdrawals received after this date are non-refundable. Please read the Assessments and Examinations Candidate Handbook for further detail.
Exam segment prerequisites
Candidates may enrol in all three-exam segments within the one semester. Candidates who are awaiting results from the AKT and/or KFP exam segments are able to enrol in the clinical exam whilst they await receipt of those results. Any candidate who is unsuccessful in those segments and is enrolled in the clinical exam will be automatically withdrawn and a full refund issued.
All candidates must hold a pass in the AKT and KFP as a prerequisite to undertaking the clinical exam.