Subspecialty Examinations

Trainees enrolled in Subspecialty training programs must complete written and oral examinations. Please find information below on examination dates, fees, and resources to assist you in examination preparation. 


2021 Examination Dates

All listed 2021 dates are confirmed.  Please contact the Assessments Team at [email protected] if you require further details.
2021 Examinations
Examination Date Applications
Oral exams
COGU – 14 November 2021
CMFM - 14 November 2021
CGO – 21 November 2021
CREI - 21 November 2021
1 March 2021 Applications Closed


2022 Examination Dates

All listed 2022 dates are confirmed.  Please contact the Assessments Team at [email protected] if you require further details.
2022 Examinations
Examination Date Applications
Written exams - CMFM Only
13 July 2022 1 March 2022 31 March 2022
Written exams - CGO, CREI,
CU, and COGU
9 September 2022 1 March 2022 31 March 2022
Oral exams
COGU - 6 November 2022
CMFM - 6 November 2022
CGO - 20 November 2022
CREI - 20 November 2022
1 March 2022 1 March 2022

Applications close at 5pm AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Examination Fees

You can view the current fees under Assessment & Examination Fees on the Fees page.



Before submitting an examination application please refer to the RANZCOG Regulations to check eligibility requirements.

Subspecialty Written Examination Information

Examination Format

Examination Number of SAQs Total marks Examination duration
CGO 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
CMFM 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
COGU 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
CREI 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
CU 10 150 3 hrs 15 mins
The Subspecialty written examinations will be delivered in a paper-based format in 2021. The examinations will be delivered by RANZCOG in our New Zealand office or Australian State and Territory Offices. 

Any requests for examination accommodations must be made by application for Special Consideration accompanied by evidence of the exceptional grounds for the application.

Subspecialty Curriculum

Each Subspecialty’s Training Program Handbook describes the breadth and depth of knowledge that is examined.

Examination Resources

For written examination resources and further candidate information, please log in to  CLIMATE eLearning site.
For an example of the Subspecialty Written Examination webinar, please refer to the below video


Subspecialty Oral Examination Information

Subspecialist trainees, excluding CU trainees, must successfully complete an oral examination as part of their subspecialty training.


Subspecialty Oral Examination Format

  • The Subspecialty Oral Examination will be held in an online format until further notice.
  • The examination comprises 8/9 stations.
  • Each station is scored out of 20 marks; a total of 180 marks is available in the examination. 
  • Candidates are given 5 minutes reading time for each station where notes may be taken, followed by 15 minutes of interaction with the examiners.
  • The total examination time is approximately 3 hours, however this may vary from year to year depending on the number of candidates enrolled.


Subspecialty Oral Online Examination Venue

Candidates will be asked to attend  a Clifton’s Examination Testing Centre located in the capital city where they currently reside. Invigilators will be present at the examination and examiners will deliver the questions to the candidates via Zoom.

Examination Applications & Results

Those seeking to apply to sit examinations can view Examination Applications for more information on the application process, and a link to the online application portal.

Those who have recently undertaken examinations can view Examination Results for instructions on how to log in and access their results.

More information

For enquiries regarding Subspecialist examinations: 

Email: [email protected]




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