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 outbreak and upcoming exams

We are monitoring the ongoing issues with the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus.

We're opening all planned test centres for application for Applied Knowledge in Practice 2020.2 (from 24 February). But, we caution candidates - particularly those who plan to sit in countries heavily affected by the outbreak, such as Singapore and Hong Kong - that test centres may be subject to last minute changes or cancellations.

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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.

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