MRCPI Conferring Ceremonies

Congratulations to our newest Members!

Our next MRCPI conferring ceremonies take place on 12 December 2019

Congratulations on your achievement - We know it takes immense dedication and clinical acumen to pass our Membership examinations.

When you are conferred as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, it marks a major milestone on the path to becoming a specialist. You are joining a global network of respected physicians whose roots date back to 1654.

You should aim to attend a conferring ceremony in the same year that you pass your clinical exam.

Remember, you are not considered a Member of RCPI and are not entitled to use the post-nominal letters 'MRCPI', until you have been conferred at a ceremony and awarded your diploma. You can also apply to be conferred in Absentia.

About your conferring ceremony

We hold conferring ceremonies three times a year in our beautiful historic home at No. 6 Kildare Street. The ceremonies usually take place in April, July and December each year.

Fees to attend

  • The fee to attend an MRCPI conferring ceremony is €365
  • If you cannot attend in person you can be conferred In Absentia for a fee of €645


Are you an RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland graduate?

  • If you obtained your primary medical degree from RCSI you are entitled to a discount and can pay a Licentiate conferring fee of €265
  • If you cannot attend in person, the Licentiate Conferring In Absentia fee is €545



If you need to defer your attendance to the next ceremony, please let us know by emailing us at at least two weeks before the ceremony takes place.

Want to be conferred in absentia?

If you cannot attend a conferring ceremony and want to be conferred in absentia, you will need to complete and upload this declaration form as part of your online registration during the online application time. You can only be conferred In Absentia during a ceremony and not throughout the year.

Book your place at the next Conferring Ceremony

Thursday 12 December 2019

Online applications for attending the next Conferring Ceremony on Thursday, 12 December 2019 and for applying In Absentia to be conferred open at 2pm on Thursday, 31 October 2019 and close at 4pm on 27 November 2019 unless fully booked before this date.

Places at each ceremony are limited so don't leave it too late to book your place!

Applying In Absentia?

If you are applying In Absentia please note certificates cannot be sent till after the ceremony. They are posted within 2 weeks of the ceremony taking place, they can take up to 3 weeks to reach some countries. We email an attested copy of the certificate before the original is posted.

Certificates are sent to the address you provide us, this is all confirmed via email after you book In Absentia.

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Exclusive benefits for Collegiate Members

After achieving Membership, you may choose to become a Collegiate Member of RCPI. Collegiate Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits from RCPI, such as

  • BMJ Journals
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • An RCPI GroupScheme offering a huge range of money-saving offers
  • Discounts on Apple products, medical equipment, hotels, insurance, travel and lots more
  • Waived or reduced fees for our courses and events

Read about the benefits available to Collegiate Members of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland


All Members of RCPI are invited to become a Collegiate Member each year by paying an annual subscription. When you attend a conferring ceremony, the fee you pay covers your subscription for the first year of Membership.

If you would like to talk to us about becoming a Collegiate Member, please contact our Alumni Office at

I further promise and declare that I will, to the best of my ability do all things in the practice of my profession for the honour of this College and the good of the public.

Extract from our Membership declaration, which all new Members must recite or sign

MRCPI Conferring Ceremony Calendar 2019

Places at each ceremony are limited so don't leave it too late to book your place!

Replacement Diplomas

If your diploma is lost or stolen you can order a replacement diploma by submitting a completed Replacement Diploma Form, which is available to download below, once completed please email it to

This form is for MRCPI, DCP, DOWH etc diplomas.

Replacement Diploma Form

The fee for a replacement Diploma is €60, payment details are on the form. The form must be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths/Notary Public/Lawyer to attest to your declaration that the the original has been lost/stolen. Once completed please email it to

Being a member of RCPI has given me a sense of belonging within the medical community in my postgraduate career.

Dr Bernadette Brady MRCPI

Contact Us

Rachel Bishop

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9707