Examinations

We offer two qualifications: Membership (MRCPCH) and the Diploma of Child Health (DCH). We support candidates to register, apply for and sit their exams - whether in the UK and Ireland, or in a growing number of countries internationally.

COVID-19 pandemic and exams

We are working with our partners to explore options to safely deliver our exams in the UK and internationally over this unprecedented period. We've had to postpone, amend or cancel scheduled exams this year, and delay application periods. 

We are exploring options for delivering clinical exams (for MRCPCH and DCH). In some countries we may not be able to host a clinical exam until 2021.

We will offer candidates two options for safely taking theory exams in the 2020.3 diet, and have new application dates. To find out more and ask questions, join our live webinar on 8 July.

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Before you can apply, you need to register for exams via your RCPCH online account. You'll need to provide your GMC number or evidence of your primary medical qualification.
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Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) is achieved by passing three theory exams and one clinical exam. It's an essential part of training and mapped to our curriculum.
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Our Diploma of Child Health recognises competence in the care of children. With one theory exam and one clinical exam, it's especially for those working in specialties allied to paediatrics such as general practice.

Resources to support you

Prepare for your MRCPCH or Diploma of Child Health exam in confidence with our textbooks and face-to-face courses.

News about exams and for trainees