COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation:

Testing candidates: Check our COVID-19 Update Page to review the health and safety measures in place for testing and find out about any country-specific testing policies.

Appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location. Please note that our customer service wait-times are also longer than usual right now. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please check out our FAQs.


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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Written Examination

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Written Examination

Please note that the Pearson VUE COVID-19 regulations do not apply to RANZCP candidates. RANZCP candidates are to observe the following depending on where they have registered to sit their exam:

  • At Cliftons in Melbourne and Geelong, candidates will be turned away if they are not wearing a face mask when they arrive to the venue as per the Local Government Guidance. Each candidate at these two venues will also be required to wear a face mask during the examination period. Candidates who require exemption in wearing a face mask will need to apply for special consideration by email as a matter of urgency via
  • For other Cliftons venues or regional sites, candidates are not required to wear a face mask during the examination period, unless the Local Government Guidance stipulates the requirement of mandatory face masks.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is a membership organisation that is responsible for training, educating and representing psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand.

Exam information

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Written examinations for 2012 Candidates

MCQ Practice Exam

Application and Scheduling

Once an applicant has received email confirmation of eligibility from the College, they must register with Pearson VUE to sit the written examination(s) during the registration period as per the Examination Timetable.

When registering for an exam, Pearson VUE will list the locations and availability of local testing centres relative to the applicant’s address. Applicants may also browse the locations across Australia and New Zealand and may request a place across multiple test centres by order of preference. Places at the test centres will be allocated in the order in which registrations are received. Pearson VUE will confirm via email whether an applicant has received a place at an examination testing centre and the location on completion of the registration process.

Should an applicant need to change their test centre location, they are able to do so during the registration period.

Applicants should contact the Pearson VUE call centre if they have difficulty registering for a place at a testing centre.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they have registered with Pearson VUE during the registration period, and that they been confirmed for a place by Pearson VUE. Any refunds due to a lack of registration with Pearson VUE will be made in line with the RANZCP Examination Cancellation and Refund Schedule.

The College and/or its providers reserve the right to change the location of an applicant’s testing centre where required in exceptional circumstances.

For more information please refer to the RANZCP Exam Centre webpage.

Examination Results

To view the result release dates for the Written Exams, Essay Exam and the MCQ Exam, please refer to the RANZCP website.

Last updated 2020-10-08