Subspecialty examinations

Find everything you need to know about examinations for our five subspecialty training programs — CGO, CMFM, COGU, CREI and CU.

Dates and registration

Trainees undertaking subspecialty training must complete a written and oral examination (with the exception of the Certification in Urogynaecology, which does not have an oral examination).

Examination and registration dates for 2024 are detailed in the tables below.

A link to an online registration form will be visible if applications are currently open for your subspecialty examination.

For more information on examination dates and registration, please contact the Examinations and Assessment team at: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au.

Please note that applications close at 5:00 PM AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Gynaecological Oncology (CGO)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Friday
14 June 2024
Wednesday
10 January 2024
Monday
5 February 2024
Closed

Oral examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Sunday
6 October 2024
Monday
6 May 2024
Monday
27 May 2024
Not yet open

Maternal Fetal Medicine (CMFM)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Tuesday
4 June 2024
Wednesday
10 January 2024
Monday
5 February 2024
Closed

Oral examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Sunday
6 October 2024
Monday
6 May 2024
Monday
27 May 2024
Not yet open

Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Friday
30 August 2024
Wednesday
10 January 2024
Monday
5 February 2024
Closed

Oral examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Sunday
27 October 2024
Monday
6 May 2024
Monday
27 May 2024
Not yet open

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Friday
30 August 2024
Wednesday
10 January 2024
Monday
5 February 2024
Closed

Oral examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Sunday
27 October 2024
Monday
6 May 2024
Monday
27 May 2024
Not yet open

Urogynaecology (CU)

Written examination

Examination
date
Applications
open
Applications
close
Application
link
Monday
30 September 2024
Wednesday
10 January 2024
Monday
5 February 2024
Closed

Fees

Examination fees
Fee
$AUD
Frequency
Subspecialty Written Examination (CGO, CMFM, COGU, CREI or CU)
$2,712
Payable when registration confirmed
Subspecialty Oral Examination (CGO, CMFM, COGU or CREI)
$6,179
Payable when registration confirmed


Online application process

Please follow the steps below to apply online.

Submit your online expression of interest to sit the examination

Please see the relevant Dates and Registration section above

All expressions of interest are subject to eligibility checking after the closing date of applications

Once checking has been finalised, you will receive a letter from the College confirming your eligibility to sit the examination (within four weeks after applications have closed)

Upon receiving the eligibility outcome, you must pay the examination fees within seven days to finalise your examination application

Please advise the Examinations and Assessment team via email (assessment@ranzcog.edu.au):

If you have a sponsor for the examination

If you wish to withdraw from an examination after submitting your application

Before submitting your application, please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations (sections C4–C5 on the Subspecialty Examinations) for more information on topics such as eligibility, availability of places and withdrawals.


Format

Trainees must complete a written and oral examination for subspecialty certification in:

Gynaecological oncology (CGO)

Maternal fetal medicine (CMFM)

Obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound (COGU)

Reproductive endocrinology and infertility (CREI)

If you’re undertaking subspecialty training in urogynaecology (CU), you must complete a written examination only.

Any requests for examination accommodations must be made by an application for special consideration, accompanied by evidence of the exceptional grounds for the application.

Written examination

The written examination comprises 10 short-answer questions (150 marks) to assess your knowledge and understanding of the curriculum. The time allowed is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

In 2023, the written examination will be delivered in a computer-based format, at examination centres and College regional offices in major cities across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Please refer to the online registration form when applications are open for a list of cities.

For more information on the breadth and depth of knowledge required to successfully sit the examination, please refer to your subspecialty handbook.

Oral examination

From 2023, the oral examination will be delivered face-to-face at a venue in Melbourne for all subspecialties, with the exception of CREI, using a structured oral examination format.


Resources

Trainees can access the below resources to prepare for the subspecialty examinations.


Examinations platform

Click the button below for information on the RISR/Assess (Formerly called Practique) written examination platform, and to access the demo site.


Results

Trainees will be advised of the release date for results at a pre-examination Q&A webinar held prior to the examination.

On this date, you will be able to access your results by logging into Integrate with your five-digit RANZCOG ID number and your password.

The College recommends accessing your Integrate account well before the release date to confirm your login details. To reset your password, please click the ‘Forgotten password’ link.

Please note that the College has several checks in place to ensure that all examination results are correct prior to release. As such, the College does not remark examinations unless a procedural error has been identified.


Policies and procedures

The below policies relate to examinations and may be of interest. More information on examinations can also be found in the RANZCOG Regulations (sections C4–C5 on the Subspecialty Examinations).


Contact

Technical support

For technical support relating to examination applications and results, please contact: help@ranzcog.edu.au or 03 9114 3905.

General enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact the Examinations and Assessment team via email at: assessment@ranzcog.edu.au

Our team can assist you with:

withdrawing an examination application

rescheduling an examination (due to COVID-19 or another reason)

examination accommodations and special consideration

examination sponsorship (e.g. workplace support)



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