Frequently Asked Questions



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Am I eligible to enter for the FRCPath Part 2 exam?

How many attempts can I have at the FRCPath/Diploma exam?

Are there exemptions from any part of the FRCPath exam?

Can I become a Fellow of the College without sitting the FRCPath exam?

Is there a time limit between taking Part 1 and Part 2?

Applying for an examination

Examination Applications

Who should act as my sponsor?

Do I need to send any certificates with my application?

What is the fee for my exam?

Can I pay with my debit or credit card?

Can I pay by cheque or cash?

How can I obtain a receipt for payment of an exam?

When will I know that I have been accepted to sit the exam?

Can I apply after the closing date?

How do I withdraw from the exam?

Can I withdraw from the exam and defer my entry to the next session?

Can I transfer to another exam centre?

My contact details have changed. What do I do?

I want to re-sit an exam, do I need to fill out another application form?

Part 2 Written Options

Part 2 Written Options

I have to send in a written option for my FRCPath Part 2 exam. When do I have to send it in to the College?

How many copies of my written option/portfolio do I need to send in to the College?

Preparing for the examination

Preparing for the examination

When will I find out the date and venue of my practical/oral exam?

Is there a reading list for the FRCPath/Diploma exam?

Are there any past or sample papers that I can look at?

Does the College publish any books which contain sample questions for the exam?

Does the College run any courses to prepare candidates for the exam?

What identification do I have to take with me to the exam?