Board of Examiners

Fellows, Diplomates and Diplomates Advanced may be appointed to the RANZCOG Board of Examiners.

The Board of Examiners has five levels of membership:
  • Diploma
  • Diploma Advanced
  • Fellowship
  • Subspecialty (CGO, CMFM, COGU, CREI, CU)
  • Emeritus
Activities examiners may be involved in include:
  • Developing questions for written examinations
  • Developing cases for oral examinations
  • Reviewing  examination questions
  • Participating in standard setting activities
  • Marking examination questions
  • Examining candidates at oral examinations
  • Providing feedback to candidates who have failed

It is expected that examiners will make themselves available for at least one examination activity per year. Professional Development (PD) points can be earned by contributing to examination activities.

Full details regarding applications for membership to the Board of Examiners including eligibility and the application process are described in the RANZCOG Board of Examiners Policy below.

Applications for appointment to the Board of Examiners should be made on the appropriate College form. Completed applications including any required supporting information should be emailed to [email protected].  



Emeritus Examiner Appointment

Appointment to Emeritus Examiner level is an honorary role recognising a record of distinguished service as a RANZCOG examiner. 

Nominations should be made in writing to the Chair of the Education and Assessment Committee and must include a written justification for the recommendation for appointment and a seconder for the nomination.

Nominations should be emailed to [email protected].


More information

For more information regarding the Board of Examiners, please contact:

Email [email protected]



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