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Temporary COVID-19 Changes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the following temporary changes to certain Statutory Membership Examination policies.

IELTS/OET

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both IELTS and OET have suspended normal testing. Applicants for the 2021 diet of the Statutory Membership Examination may therefore enter the exam without taking the IELTS or OET. However, if you go on to pass the 2021 exam then you must provide valid IELTS/OET test results no later than one year after receiving your exam results. If you have not done so by the deadline, you will not be permitted to register and must re-enter the examination in a future diet.

You are strongly encouraged not to enter the 2021 diet of the Statutory Membership Examination unless you are confident that your English-language skills are strong enough to pass the IELTS or OET.

The RCVS recognises both ‘IELTS Indicator’ and ‘OET@Home’ test results for the purposes of sitting the Statutory Membership Examination.

 

Evidence of Good Standing

For the 2021 diet only, we will be accepting electronic copies of letters/evidence of good standing. This evidence will need to be emailed to rcvsexam@rcvs.org.uk

Candidates who are unable to obtain a sworn affidavit/declaration due to the current lockdown situation may enter the examination without providing this evidence. However, if you go on to pass the 2021 exam then you must provide us with evidence of good standing no later than one year after receiving your exam results. If you have not done so by the deadline, you will not be permitted to register and must re-enter the examination in a future diet.