The Examination Regulations of the FRCA govern the content and conduct of the examinations leading to the award of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (see downloads below).
They specify:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Application procedures
  • Limitations on the number of attempts
  • The options for guidance in the event of failure
  • The College statement on Equality and Diversity
  • Procedures for making representations, appeals and complaints
  • Reasonable adjustments and standard provisions requests
  • Procedures used for dealing with misconduct. 

Appendices include information on:

  • Structure
  • Marking System
  • Disability and reasonable adjustments
  • Prize and chair's commendation criteria
  • Dress code for examinations
  • Electronic devices, mobile phones and smart watches
  • Misconduct
  • Additional Educational Training Form - AET Form 1
  • Candidate examination feedback

The (Reviews and Appeals) Regulations allow candidates to request a re-calculation of their marks or a Review of the conduct of their examination where they believe they have been treated unfairly. How to register a complaint if not covered under the Review procedure. They specify:

  • Re-calculation
  • Examination performance
  • Reviews
  • Appeals
  • Complaints

The FRCA Examinations (Selection and Appointment of Examiners) Regulations give the details of examiner selection criteria and procedure review and expected conduct of examiners.  They specify:

  • Appointment of new examiners
  • Examiner Review
  • Stand down, Retirement and resignation
  • Adjustments to examining commitments
  • Extension and reappointment
  • Examiner person specification
  • Examiner job description