Exemptions from exams
Candidates who have been successful in the Irish Faculty Part I Examination may apply for an exemption from the Part A MFPH examination.
Certain individuals may also qualify for FPH Fellowship without needing to complete either examination. Please see the information on Fellowship by Exemption for further details.
Exemption from the Part A examination
Candidates who have passed Part I of the Examination for Membership of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland since 8 September 1983, may claim exemption from Part A of the MFPH examination.
Exemption is not automatic, but must be applied for using the application for exemption from Part A form [pdf] and enclosing documentary evidence and the current fee. A copy of the original letter of notification from the Irish Faculty will be acceptable evidence.
Exemption from the examination is not allowed on any other grounds.