Practical Information

This section contains all the practical information candidates should be aware of when applying for an examination. This includes information on notifying FPH of extenuating circumstances and on the FPH withdrawal policy. The FPH Examinations Appeal Policy can also be viewed here, which all candidates who are considering submitting an appeal should read carefully.

Also on these pages is information for FPH Examiners, including their terms of appointment and responsibilities. There is also detailed guidance concerning confidentiality, as well as the question setting and marking processes surrounding both the DFPH and MFPH examinations.

Important documents relating to DFPH and MFPH Exams. 

Appeals Policy

Please note, marks/results will not be altered to reflect individual circumstances. 


Reciprocal arrangement between the DFPH and the Irish MFPHMI Part I Examination in relation to CCT

FPH statement 

Cost of training

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has issued a statement regarding the cost of training for royal colleges and faculties and the principles that they should adhere to.

Breakdown of exam costs for candidates

Claiming tax relief for MFPH Exams

The HMRC confirmed in 2015 that they are satisfied that public health specialty registrars employed on a specialty training contract and who pay the MFPH exam fees themselves will qualify for a deduction for the cost of those fees against their earnings from that employment. Trainees will be able to claim this tax relief either by completing form P87 or through their self-assessment tax return if they meet the criteria for self-assessment. For more information, please visit Tax relief for employees - GOV.UK

In order to allow HMRC to handle claims as efficiently as possible, specialty registrars in training should include a receipt or proof of payment for the MFPH exams. Claims made without a proof of payment may be delayed while HMRC contact the individual to request supportive evidence.