Withdrawing from an exam


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How to withdraw from an exam

Candidates who wish to withdraw from an examination must do so via the online withdrawals form:

After withdrawing via the online form, all candidates will receive a confirmation email. Candidates must ensure that they receive this confirmation to ensure the withdrawal has been successfully processed. If it is not received within 24 hours please email examinations@surgeons.org.

A member of the Examinations Department will then be in contact within 3 working days to confirm the refund entitlement.

Withdrawal refund entitlements

Candidates are advised to see the relevant examination policy for full details of withdrawal refund entitlements. The refund amount will be dependant upon the timing of the withdrawal.

Candidates who do not formally notify the Examinations Department of their withdrawal via the online form will forfeit the entire examination fee.

A candidate will not be refunded any part of the examination fee if he/she is prevented from participating in the examination as a result of taking prohibited equipment or materials into an examination room or cheating.

Can I transfer my registration to another exam?

No, the online registration system does not permit the transfer of candidates from one exam to another.

If candidates wish to sit the exam at a later date they must withdraw from the exam they are currently registered for and then re-apply (during the apprioriate opening & closing dates) via the online registration form for the later exam.