Theory exams test centres - UK and overseas

The College theory examinations take place in a network of test centres both in the UK and overseas. The test centres are listed by exam, and by UK city or international region.

Once you have applied for an examination, you will receive an admissions document with the full address of the test centre about four weeks before your examination. 

If you have any access or additional requirements, please note these on your online application - more information

On this page:

Availability of test centres

Each test centre has a fixed number of seats, and can no longer accept candidates once maximum capacity is reached.

Your online application will only show test centres that have spaces. We accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis, and only before the closing date.

UK and Republic of Ireland - Not all of the cities/centres listed will offer the examination at each sitting and alternative centres may be added if there is a change in centre availability. Some cities or regions may have more than one test centre option. If this is the case and they are filled quickly, additional centres in that region may be added. 

Overseas test centres - Not all countries listed host every exam at every sitting. If you do not see the country below that you wish to sit your exam in or during any other sitting offered this year please contact the Examinations Team on examinations.enquiries@rcpch.ac.uk.

Saudi Arabia - gender-specific centres - Test centres in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam will be gender-specific. If you apply to a centre in Saudi Arabia, please ensure your details are correct, and that you book into an appropriate entre.

Candidates may apply to sit both the Foundation of Practice (FOP) and Theory and Science (TAS) examinations at the same time. The FOP exam is always held in the morning and TAS in afternoon of any exam day - more about start and end times.

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Foundation of Practice 2017/1 (Tuesday 7 February 2017)

UK and Republic of Ireland test centres

Aberdeen

Belfast Birmingham Bristol

Cardiff

Chesterfield

Dublin

Edinburgh

Glasgow Leeds

Liverpool

London*
Manchester Newcastle Northampton Nottingham Reading

Southampton

Taunton

         

*There will be a number of test centres available to apply to in London but the exact number and location will depend on the number of candidates that apply.

Overseas test centres

Abu Dhabi

Bangalore

Chennai

Egypt

Hong Kong

Hyderabad

Kolkata

Kuwait Malaysia Malta Mumbai Myanmar
New Delhi Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia* Singapore

Sri Lanka

Trinidad

         
*There will be a few test centres available to apply to in Saudi Arabia. The test centres will open in a specific order and this will depend on the number of candidates that apply. Once a booking has been confirmed as paid, transfers will not be possible. Any cancellation requests received can only be processed after the application period.

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Theory and Science 2017/1 (Tuesday 7 February 2017)

UK and Republic of Ireland test centres

Aberdeen

Belfast Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Chesterfield

Dublin

Edinburgh

Glasgow Leeds Liverpool London*
Manchester Newcastle

Northampton

Nottingham Reading Southampton

Taunton

         

*There will be a number of test centres available to apply to in London but the exact number and location will depend on the number of candidates that apply. 

Overseas test centres

Abu Dhabi

Bangalore

Chennai

Egypt

Hong Kong

Hyderabad

Kolkata

Kuwait Malaysia Malta Mumbai Myanmar
New Delhi Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia* Singapore

Sri Lanka

Trinidad

         

*There will be a few test centres available to apply to in Saudi Arabia. The test centres will open in a specific order and this will depend on the number of candidates that apply. Once a booking has been confirmed as paid, transfers will not be possible. Any cancellation requests received can only be processed after the application period.

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Applied Knowledge in Practice 2017/1 (Tuesday 10 January 2017)

UK and Republic of Ireland test centres

Belfast

Birmingham

Bristol Canterbury Cardiff Chesterfield
Dublin Edinburgh Glasgow Leeds London*

Manchester

Newcastle Northampton Nottingham

Taunton

   

*There will be a number of test centres available to apply to in London but the exact number and location will depend on the number of candidates that apply. 

Overseas test centres

Abu Dhabi

Bangalore

Chennai

Egypt

Kolkata

Malaysia

Mumbai

Myanmar

New Delhi

Qatar

Saudi Arabia*

Singapore

Sudan

         

*There will be a few test centres available to apply to in Saudi Arabia. The test centres will open in a specific order and this will depend on the number of candidates that apply. Once a booking has been confirmed as paid, transfers will not be possible. Any cancellation requests received can only be processed after the application period.

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Foundation of Practice 2017/2 (Tuesday 13 June 2017)

UK and Ireland test centres

Aberdeen

Belfast

Birmingham

Bristol

Cardiff

Chesterfield

Dublin

Edinburgh Glasgow Leeds Liverpool London*
Manchester Newcastle Northampton Nottingham

Reading

Southampton

Taunton

         

 *There will be a number of test centres available to apply to in London but the exact number and location will depend on the number of candidates that apply. 

Overseas test centres

Abu Dhabi

Bahrain

Bangalore

Chennai

Egypt

Hyderabad

Jordan Kolkata Kuwait Malaysia Malta

Mumbai

Myanmar

New Delhi Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia* Singapore

Sri Lanka

Sudan        

*There will be a few test centres available to apply to in Saudi Arabia. The test centres will open in a specific order and this will depend on the number of candidates that apply. Once a booking has been confirmed as paid, transfers will not be possible. Any cancellation requests received can only be processed after the application period.

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Theory and Science 2017/2 (Tuesday 13 June 2017)

UK and Republic of Ireland test centres

Aberdeen

Belfast

Birmingham

Bristol

Cardiff

Chesterfield
Dublin

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Leeds Liverpool London*
Manchester Newcastle Northampton Nottingham Reading

Southampton

Taunton

 

       

*There will be a number of test centres available to apply to in London but the exact number and location will depend on the number of candidates that apply. 

Overseas test centres

Abu Dhabi

Bahrain

Bangalore

Chennai

Egypt

Hyderabad

Jordan Kolkata Kuwait Malaysia Malta

Mumbai

Myanmar New Delhi Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia*

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Sudan        

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Applied Knowledge in Practice 2017/2 (Tuesday 9 May 2017)

UK and Republic of Ireland test centres

Belfast

Birmingham Bristol Canterbury Cardiff Chesterfield
Dublin Edinburgh Glasgow Leeds London*

Manchester

Newcastle Northampton

Nottingham

Taunton

 

 

*There will be a number of test centres available to apply to in London but the exact number and location will depend on the number of candidates that apply. 

Overseas test centres

Abu Dhabi

Bahrain

Bangalore Chennai Egypt Hong Kong
Kolkata Kuwait Malaysia Malta Mumbai

Myanmar

New Delhi Oman Qatar

Saudi Arabia*

Singapore  

*There will be a few test centres available to apply to in Saudi Arabia. The test centres will open in a specific order and this will depend on the number of candidates that apply. Once a booking has been confirmed as paid, transfers will not be possible. Any cancellation requests received can only be processed after the application period.

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Foundation of Practice Examination 2017/3 (Tuesday 3 October 2017)

UK and Republic of Ireland test centres

Belfast

Birmingham

Bristol

Cardiff

Chesterfield

Dublin
Edinburgh Glasgow Leeds London*

Manchester

Newcastle

Northampton Reading Southampton

Taunton

 

 

*There will be a number of test centres available to apply to in London but the exact number and location will depend on the number of candidates that apply. 

Overseas test centres

Abu Dhabi

Bahrain

Bangalore Chennai Egypt Hong Kong

Hyderabad

Kolkata Kuwait Malaysia Mumbai Myanmar
New Delhi Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia* Singapore

Sri Lanka

Sudan

         

*There will be a few test centres available to apply to in Saudi Arabia. The test centres will open in a specific order and this will depend on the number of candidates that apply. Once a booking has been confirmed as paid, transfers will not be possible. Any cancellation requests received can only be processed after the application period.

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Theory and Science Examination 2017/3 (Tuesday 3 October 2017)

UK and Republic of Ireland test centres

Belfast

Birmingham Bristol

Cardiff

Chesterfield

Dublin

Edinburgh

Glasgow Leeds London* Manchester Newcastle

Northampton

Reading

Southampton Taunton    

Overseas test centres

Abu Dhabi Bahrain Bangalore Chennai Egypt

Hong Kong

Hyderabad Kolkata Kuwait Malaysia Mumbai

Myanmar

New Delhi

Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia*

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Sudan

         

*There will be a few test centres available to apply to in Saudi Arabia. The test centres will open in a specific order and this will depend on the number of candidates that apply. Once a booking has been confirmed as paid, transfers will not be possible. Any cancellation requests received can only be processed after the application period.

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Applied Knowledge in Practice 2017/3 – (Thursday 14 September 2017)

UK and Ireland test centres

Belfast

Birmingham

Bristol

Canterbury

Cardiff

Dublin

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Leeds

London*

Manchester

Newcastle

Northampton

Nottingham

Taunton

 

 

 

*There will be a number of test centres available to apply to in London but the exact number and location will depend on the number of candidates that apply. 

Overseas test centres

Abu Dhabi

Bangalore

Chennai

Egypt

Hong Kong

Jordan

Kolkata

Kuwait Malaysia Malta Mumbai

Myanmar

New Delhi

Oman

Qatar Saudi Arabia* Singapore Sri Lanka
Sudan  Trinidad

 

 

 

 

*There will be a few test centres available to apply to in Saudi Arabia. The test centres will open in a specific order and this will depend on the number of candidates that apply. Once a booking has been confirmed as paid, transfers will not be possible. Any cancellation requests received can only be processed after the application period. 

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