LFOM Written

About LFOM Written

The LFOM Written exam is held once a year and consists of one paper with 100 Single Best Answer questions.

You have three hours to complete the exam.

New for 2021

Please note that the order of the Portfolio and Written components has been reversed, starting in 2021. Candidates must now pass the LFOM Written exam before they are eligible to sit the LFOM Portfolio. Also note that the LFOM Written exam is being held online, via remote invigilation. Click here for more information about remote invigilation.

Entry requirements

You must

  • hold a medical qualification from a medical school recognised by the World Health Organisation
  • be registered to practice medicine by the relevant body in your home country. You will need to provide evidence of this during the application process
  • have completed Basic Specialist Training or two year's full-time equivalent experience

What to include with your application

There is an online application process for this exam. When you apply you will need to upload

  • A scanned attested copy of your primary medical degree
  • A copy of your CV (must be submitted as a single separate document)
  • Any other relevant documents

If you previously completed an application for an LFOM exam you do not need to upload any documents when you apply for this exam. Your medical degree can be attested by:

  • An Garda Siochana (Irish police force)
  • The issuing University or Medical School
  • A solicitor/ notary public/ lawyer
  • A Commissioner for oaths
  • An Irish or British Consulate
  • Your Embassy or High Commissioner

Official translations will only be accepted if they have been prepared and/or authenticated by:

  • The issuing University or Medical School
  • An Irish or British Consulate
  • Your Embassy or High Commissioner

Application fee

The method of payment is credit or debit card, taken at the end of the online application process.

LFOM Exam Syllabus

When you're preparing your study plan, make sure to refer to the syllabus for this exam

LFOM Exam Regulations

Please read our exam regulations before you apply

LFOM & MFOM Calendar 2022-2023

This calendar includes exam dates for Occupational Medicine Membership & Licentiateship for 2023.

Examinations Calendar 2023

Please click the button below to visit the RCPI Examinations Calendar for 2023. This includes examination dates, application opening and closing dates and examination fees.

Applying for this exam

This exam is held once a year.

The LFOM exam is now held online, via remote invigilation. Candidates may sit the exam anywhere in the world, provided they have a reliable internet connection. Click here for more information: https://www.rcpi.ie/examinations/remote-invigilation/

The next exam will be held on 23rd January 2023. The applications will open on 21st September 2022 at 10am Irish time and close on 9th November 2022 at 5pm Irish time, the application link will appear below.

Cancellation policy

Before you apply, please read our Cancellation policy

Contact us

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