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23 June 2016

August 2016 ORE Part 1 Booking Re-Opening

​On ​Thursday, 30 June 2016 at 09:30 we will re-open the August 2016 ORE Part 1 cancelled and withdrawn positions for booking. The exam will be closed for booking upon reaching full capacity. Bookings must be made through eGDC.

Please check that you have log-in details for your eGDC account before this date (information about eGDC account is also available on the ORE Latest Information Page).
Cheque bookings are only available to candidates being sponsored by an organisation working with refugees or a charity. Please call the Examinations Team ahead of an exam opening for booking, to check the booking procedure if this applies to you. Tel: +44(0)20 7167 6050.
Important information in relation to booking examinations through eGDC
Please note that eGDC has multiple log-in prevention. This means that you are logged into your eGDC account on more than one device you will receive a warning message stating that 'we have detected that your log-in is in use on another device so you have been automatically logged out'.
In regard to the examination booking screen:
  • You will be able to see the current time in the United Kingdom;
  • 8 hours before an examination you are eligible to book is scheduled to open, the examination will appear in the 'bookings tab' and display the following message 'unavailable - opening at 09:30';
  • You will need to click refresh at 09:30 when the examination opens;
  • You will be automatically logged out of eGDC if you have been logged in for more than 15 minutes;
  • When an examination you were eligible to book has failed, the booking screen will display 'closed - examination full' for 2 hours after.
The following booking rules apply:
  • If you click 'book exam and pay' with no intention of sitting the examination or making payment, you will be prevented from booking the next available examination;
  • Do not log into eGDC at this time if you do not wish to sit the examination;
  • Payment for an examination position is required at the time of booking (no later than 1 hour after making the booking). If you do not have the funds to make payment at the time, do not attempt to book a place
5 April 2016

Booking and paying for examinations online must be completed through eGDC at www.egdc-uk.org.

If you do not have an eGDC account, or you have forgotten your password / memorable word, follow ‘Sign up’ to create or reset your account.
When creating or resetting your account you will follow a four step process:
1. Verify details
Here you will need to provide your:
• Surname
• ID Verification Code (your candidate number)
• Date of birth
2. Set up security
Here you will be asked to provide:
• Answers to the security questions asked
• A password
• A valid personal email address
3. Memorable word
Here you will be asked to create a memorable word. You will be asked details about your memorable word every time you log in to eGDC. Your memorable word must be 8 to 20 characters long, with no spaces or punctuation.
4. Final security check
Here eGDC will test that you can successfully validate your new memorable word before taking you in to eGDC.
Key information such as your email, password and memorable word will be required each time you log in to eGDC, it is important that you can recall this information easily.
Do not share your login details with any third party as they will have access to information held about you such as telephone numbers or bank details. If you believe that your username and/or password has been lost or misused, reset your account within eGDC and check your details. Contact us if you believe any of your details have been modified.
Please be advised that you will have to make payment by debit or credit card at the time of booking an exam place.
As well as booking and paying for examinations online with eGDC you can also update your contact details, such as your phone number and address, without having to contact the GDC.
12 November 2015
Priority candidates
If your first attempt at the ORE Part 1 was in April OR August 2011 (regardless of whether you passed or failed) you should already have been contacted by the Examinations team with the offer of a priority booking. If you have not been contacted, please contact the Examinations team urgently on Tel: +44(0)20 7167 6050 or [email protected]
The procedure for candidates approaching their five year expiry date is available to download on the Booking your exam page.
17 April 2015

Changes to the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) fees

As of 1 May 2015 there will be a change to the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) fees . The fee for the Part 1 exam is increasing from £600 to £806, and the fee for the Part 2 exam is increasing from £2250 to £2929.  The new fees will be applied to both Part 1 and Part 2 examinations held from July 2015 onwards. 

The fees are being increased to ensure that the cost of the ORE is fully met by candidates. This amendment follows a public consultation by the GDC which can be accessed here.
If you have any queries regarding the increase in ORE fees please contact the GDC Examinations Team on [email protected] or 020 7167 6050
27 January 2014

Reminder - ORE Rules

At the time of applying to sit the ORE, candidates agree to abide by the ORE rules, which clearly state that misuse of examination material, e.g. by passing or attempting to pass such material to a third party, is an example of misconduct and will result in the candidate failing the examination and may impact on GDC registration should the candidate subsequently pass the ORE.  We are aware that some past and present ORE candidates have posted material from the ORE online. We consider that any information posted / passed between candidates about previous examination questions is in serious breach of the ORE rules and we will take further action when this type of behaviour occurs.