Extension of eligibility period during COVID-19 restrictions

1 Apr 2021

We understand that the cancelation of exams due to the COVID-19 situation has had an impact on many candidates and their plans to complete the MRCP(UK) diploma

To ensure that candidates have an opportunity to progress, those whose seven-year eligibility period was due to expire in 2021, will be extended by 12 months, even if they have been extended previously. Our team will be processing these in the coming weeks and changes will be visible on candidate’s accounts by June 2021.

Details of the normal eligibility period are outlined in paragraph 3.5 (page 5) of the MRCP(UK) regulations.

Candidates who have had six attempts at any part of the MRCP(UK) (Part 1, Part 2 Written, PACES) will still need to follow the limit on attempts procedure outlined when applying for a future diet of the examination.

Visit our COVID-19 information hub for more information.