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.
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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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Diploma of Child Health recognises competence in the care of children for those in specialties allied to paediatrics such as general practice. It comprises theory exam and one clinical exam.
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Calling us about exams

When you call our main number on +44 (0)20 7092 6000, you'll first get an auto attendant.

To speak with staff about theory exams (FOP/TAS/AKP), choose option 3 (examinations), then option 1 (theory).

To speak with staff about clinical exams, choose option 3 (examinations), then either option 1 (UK MRPCH Clinical), option 2 (overseas MRCPCH Clinical) or option 3 (DCH).

Snips from the videos - featuring four clinicians
In our short videos, experts advise how you can get ready for these exams - from using your experience on the ward to fully reading the question.
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Don't forget to check our resources to support you - from the sample papers to textbooks on each exam. We also host regular courses.

News about exams


Tribute to Dr Janet Anderson

Professor Sir Alan Craft pays tribute to Dr Janet Anderson, a general paediatrician in Wolverhampton with a special interest in diabetes. For many years she was involved in training at RCPCH and was an Honorary Fellow.

Celebrating a landmark for our membership clinical exam

Last month, our exam lead in Saudi Arabia, Professor Abdulmoein Al-Agha and his colleagues ran their 30th MRCPCH Clinical event in Jeddah. More than 1,500 candidates have sat this exam in just over a decade in the centre - a phenomenal contribution by a hard-working team!