The MRCPCH has three theory examinations: Foundation of Practice (FOP), Theory and Science (TAS) and Applied Knowledge in Practice (AKP). Candidates for the Diploma of Child Health (DCH) sit the Foundation of Practice.
Update - computer-based testing
The RCPCH is pleased to announce that, as of January 2015, all MRCPCH and DCH theory examinations will use computer-based testing. We do not expect to run any further paper based exams after that date.
Prepare for my theory exam - includes:
- Structure and syllabi
- Sample papers
- Test centres
- Dates and start/end times
- Register and apply
What to expect on the day of my theory exam - includes:
- Finding my exam centre
- Timetable of the day
- What to bring
- What happens during the exam
After my theory exam - includes:
- Receiving results
- Requests for remarking
Policies and regulations (for theory and clinical exams)
Pass rates (for theory and clinical exams)
For any questions or comments about examinations, please contact the Examinations Team on email@example.com.
RCPCH number in your email.