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, JCIE will send candidate details to Pearson VUE, who will schedule your examination for you.


Once your examination has been scheduled, candidates will receive a booking confirmation from Pearson VUE to their email address, provided to JCIE by the candidate at registration.

*Test Cancellation — JCIE Published Fees & Penalties will apply. If you wish to cancel your test, you must do so by notifying the JCIE immediately by emailing

Last updated 2016-07-12