The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (Federation RCP) is a collection of three professional bodies (RCP London, RCP Edinburgh and RCPS Glasgow) which aims to improve the quality of patient care by continually raising medical standards.

The format of the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) is based on the MRCP(UK) model and features:

  • Best-of-five format with clinical scenarios
  • Two three-hour papers of 100 questions each

Additional features are:

  • One annual diet per specialty
  • Electronic test taken on a computer at a testing centre

Trainees in the UK will sit the SCE in their specialty in the penultimate year of their specialist training. It is envisaged that overseas doctors will also sit this exam after having obtained MRCP(UK) and as they near the end of their training.


Before using this site to schedule your test, you must first have registered with the SCE Department at the Federation RCP and received email confirmation of your eligibility to sit the SCE. If you have not done this, you will not be able to schedule your test by this or any other means. For more details, please visit the SCE website at

Scheduling Information

Scheduling to sit the SCE in the UK

After you have received your confirmation of eligibility from the SCE Department, and if you wish to sit the SCE in the UK, you may schedule your test either online or by telephone.

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone

Scheduling to sit the SCE outside the UK

Please note that, if you intend to sit the SCE outside the UK, you should not use this page to schedule your test. Please log onto the SCE website to schedule a SCE in a centre outside the UK.


Please note that any subsequent cancellation of your test must be conducted through the SCE Department.

Last updated 2014-02-15