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The Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations, JCIE



Revision to the Candidate Application System:

April 2015

The JCIE are pleased to announce changes to the candidate application system that will further simplify the process for applicants. Applicants from April 2015 will be required to complete their online application via the JCIE website and upload all of mandatory supporting documentation at this time.* This will remove the requirement to send any documentation via the postal system. Mandatory supporting documentation includes:

  • Three completed and signed Structured References forms (Word or PDF format)
  • Curriculum Vitae (Word or PDF format)
  • Summary of Operative Experience (Word or PDF format)
  • Photocopy of Photographic Identification (PDF format)

Candidates applying to resit Section 1 or Section 2 of the examination from April 2015 should make an online application but will not be required to submit a printed copy of this application.

Full instructions can be found under the Application Section.

*Please note that if you are part way through your application and have existing completed paper references that you wish to submit please scan these for upload with your online application or contact the office and we will arrange this.

January 2012 Regulation revision:


After due consideration the number of attempts at Section 2 of the examination has been increased from 3 to 4. Candidates will have a maximum of 4 attempts and up to one further exceptional attempt (on the basis of providing positive educational evidence) with no re-entry. A time limit of up to a maximum of 7 years to complete the examination process has also been set. The January 2012 Regulations have therefore been revised accordingly ( view here ).

Computer Based Testing (CBT) for Section 1 Examinations:


As a reflection of our commitment to simplifying the booking process, you are no longer required to book your own test centre. When you receive formal eligibility/or resit confirmation for the Section 1 examination, the Secretariat will, at that time, instruct Pearson VUE to book you into the centre you selected at the time of application. This revised process is effective now and will apply to all Section 1 CBT examinations from June 2012 onwards.

Survey Monkey Questionnaires:


We thank all candidates who have fed back via our Survey Monkey questionnaires. The returns from the surveys have been relatively low. We would encourage you all to do your level best to take just a few minutes to complete these important surveys.

Intercollegiate Specialty Examinations (FRCS) - Regulation Change


The Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations has now implemented new Regulations. These Regulations will apply to all examinations from 1st January 2012 and will be known as the January 2012 Regulations.