Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations

Intercollegiate Specialty Board Examinations (FRCS Specialty)

The Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations (JCIE) is responsible to the four Surgical Royal Colleges of UK & Ireland for the professional conduct and delivery of the Intercollegiate Specialty Examinations (FRCS Specialty). The JCIE is supported by ten Intercollegiate Specialty Boards (ISB).

Exam Registration

Eligibility to enter the JCIE (Section 1) examination (FRCS Specialty) is granted and confirmed by the relevant Board. Further details regarding eligibility are available on the JCIE website.

Once eligibility has been granted, candidates will receive an email, from Pearson VUE, to confirm their examination entry and an invitation to book the examination appointment at a test centre within the appointment window.


After having received the email, candidates will be able to book their examination appointment online.

*Test Cancellation — JCIE Published Fees & Penalties will apply. If you cancel your test, you must do so from this page and notify the JCIE immediately by emailing

Last updated 2014-12-13