Guide to Applying Online

We will make every effort to ensure that your application is processed quickly. We will automatically update you at each critical stage of the application process by email and also to your mobile phone by SMS (upon request).

What You Need

To apply online, you require an active RCSEd user account and your credit card or debit card details.

If you do not have an RCSEd user account please follow the instructions on the online registration page to set up an account.

First-time applicants will need to have the details of their basic degree, dates of passing primary examinations and details of their training at the ready. You will be prompted to enter the required information and the payment is made at the very final stage of the process. We regret that it is not possible to save a partial application to return to it at a later date. It is possible however to work through the process without making a payment in order to ascertain the information required to be entered online.

Your Contact Details

Before you begin the process, please take a minute to log on to your account and check that your contact details are up-to-date. It is extremely important that your postal and email addresses are correct within your user account as these addresses will be used to contact you with your examination notice and results. If your address changes after you have applied online it is important that you update your College account to reflect your new address.

The Process

When you are ready to apply online select the examination you wish to apply for from the exams search box. Click on 'Book now' then simply follow the instructions as you progress through the online application process. Please note that the examination fee will be withdrawn from your bank account immediately.

Please note that if you have not attempted the examination at the Edinburgh College but have taken the examination at another College you must apply online through the first-time candidate route. The re-sit route is only open to candidates who have previously attempted the examination through the Edinburgh College.

Overseas Examinations

We regret that candidates applying for an overseas examination for which the fees are not paid in pounds sterling (GBP) or for which the application form, fees and documentation have to be sent directly to an overseas centre, cannot apply online.

Examinations Section
The Adamson Centre
3 Hill Place


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