How to apply for the The Faculty of Public Health Diplomate Examination (DFPH)

Please click here to view the date of the next DFPH exam.

Please note that there will be new exam timings from January 2019. Please click here to see more details on timings and venue location.

To apply

Please complete an application form and send it to the DFPH Administrator - - no later than the published closing date. Application forms and links to further information about applying can be found on this page.

Please ensure you include the following:

  • Reference to how payment has been made - online, over the telephone or by cheque or money order. 

  • Original evidence of degree qualification if you are not on the Public Health Training Scheme

  • Applicants who are registered members of the General Medical Council (GMC) can submit a copy of their registration certificate instead of their university degree certificate. Medical graduates not registered with the GMC must provide an original of their primary medical qualification with their application form

  • A marriage certificate or other official evidence of change of name if candidates wish to enter the examination under a different name from that on the Medical Register or on their original diploma of qualification.

The published closing dates for entry to the examination are final.

Approximately two weeks after the closing date you will receive a candidate pack. This will show the date of the examination, the start and finish times, the examination centre address and candidate number. Please keep this in a safe place and note the time, date and exam venue. Please note that the exam venue varies between sittings.

Losing or misreading the letter is not an acceptable reason for failing to attend or arriving late at an examination. 

Your candidate number must be indicated on your examination answer folders and should be quoted in all correspondence with the Education Department.

Please check the Timetables and Fees section of the website for the FPH policy on withdrawals and refunds.


Application documents 

Please note that a new Withdrawal and Extenuating Circumstances Policy is in place. Please ensure you read this before submitting your application form.

Application form - Word version

Application form - Editable PDF version

Please save the application form and email it as an attachment to

Closing date for applications


Exam fees

Payment options


Useful information about applying


Hong Kong candidates


Additional attempt form

Policy for candidates requiring adjustments