The LFOM Written exam is held once a year and consists of one paper with 100 Single Best Answer questions.
You have three hours to complete the exam.
Please note that the order of the Portfolio and Written components has been reversed, starting in 2021. Candidates must now pass the LFOM Written exam before they are eligible to sit the LFOM Portfolio.
Also note that the LFOM Written exam is being held online, via remote invigilation. Click here for more information about remote invigilation.
There is an online application process for this exam. When you apply you will need to upload
If you previously completed an application for an LFOM exam you do not need to upload any documents when you apply for this exam.
Your medical degree can be attested by:
Official translations will only be accepted if they have been prepared and/or authenticated by:
The fee to sit this exam is €570 in Ireland, or €1,300 if you are taking the exam outside Ireland. The method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process.
Don't forget, if you're in Ireland you can claim a refund under the HSE Clinical Course and Examination Refund Scheme
This exam is held once a year.
The LFOM exam is now held online, via remote invigilation. Candidates may sit the exam anywhere in the world, provided they have a reliable internet connection. Click here for more information: https://www.rcpi.ie/examinations/remote-invigilation/
Applications for the January 2022 exam will open on 22 September 2021.
Before you apply, please read our Cancellation policy
We have a dedicated examinations support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are there to guide you through your full exam journey, from application to conferring. They are present at every exam and always happy to answer your questions.