Theory exam dates and times

These are the dates of the theory examinations, and when the application period opens and closes. Also, the start and end times of the exams. All candidates must register for exams before they can apply for an exam.

Exam dates in 2018 - all countries

The College has three sittings of each exam a year. Each sitting takes place on the same date regardless of the location that you sit your exam. 

You must apply online for an examination during the relevant application period. Applications will be accepted from 9:00 am GMT (local time in the UK) on the application open date until 4:30 pm GMT (local time in the UK) on the application closing date.

Foundation of Practice (FOP)

Exam date Application opens Application closes
Wed 14 February 2018 Mon 20 November 2017 Wed 6 December 2017
Wed 13 June 2018  Mon 26 March 2018 Wed 11 April 2018
Tue 9 October 2018 Mon 23 July 2018 Wed 8 August 2018

Theory and Science (TAS)

Exam date Application opens Application closes
Wed 14 February 2018 Mon 20 November 2017 Wed 6 December 2017
Wed 13 June 2018 Mon 26 March 2018 Wed 11 April 2018
Tues 9 October 2018 Mon 23 July 2018 Wed 8 August 2018

Applied Knowledge in Practice (AKP)

Exam date Application opens Application closes
Tue 9 January 2018 Mon 23 October 2017 Wed 8 November 2017
Tue 8 May 2018 Mon 19 February 2018 Wed 7 March 2018
Thurs 13 September 2018 Mon 25 June 2018 Wed 11 July 2018

 

Exam start and end times - UK and Republic of Ireland

FOP takes place in the morning. TAS takes place in the afternoon. They may be sat on the same day.

AKP consists of two papers on the same day.

  Start time End time End time
if additional requirements

FOP

9:30 am 12:00 pm 12:38 pm

TAS

2:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:08 pm

AKP Paper 1

9:30 am 12:00 pm 12:38 pm

AKP Paper 2

2:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:08 pm

 

Exam start and end times - overseas

The start and end times vary from country to country. Please refer to your admission document for guidance on when to arrive at your designated centre and what time your exam will start and end.

The times relate to British Summer Time (BST), and may be subject to change during Daylight Saving time periods.

Please note that not all test centres are available for each exam sitting (diet) - see Test centres for more information.