Once a new application has been checked, all references have been verified and documents have been processed you will be added to the candidate list for the ORE Part 1 exam. On average we currently estimate that it takes one month from the date an application is received to the date you will join the list.
When you are added to the candidate list for ORE Part 1, you will receive an email to your specified email address from us containing instructions on how to set up your eGDC account.
We strongly advise you to create your eGDC account as soon as you receive the instructions. Once you have set up your account on eGDC, you will be able to book and pay for your exam online. Payment of the full exam fee is required at the time of the booking. Credit or debit card payments must be made online, we do not accept American Express or Diners Club International. The Exams team will not be able to accept credit or debit card details over the telephone.
Cheque bookings are only available to candidates being sponsored by a refugee council or charity. Please contact us ahead of an exam opening for booking to check the booking procedure if this applies to you.
There will be one exam date available to book at a time. All ORE Part 1 and Part 2 exams will open for booking eight to ten weeks prior to the exam taking place. Every candidate on the relevant candidate list will be informed by email when a new exam date becomes available for booking.
All places on exams will be booked on a first come first served basis. We therefore recommend that you check your email and the ORE latest information page regularly for examination booking opening dates.
NOTE: The GDC (Overseas Registration Examination Regulations) Order of Council 2015 requires that Part 2 of the ORE must be passed within 5 years of first attempting Part 1.
You must contact us to inform us of your request to withdraw from the exam. Where possible, we ask that you provide as least 5 weeks notice so that there is a chance to replace you on the exam with another candidate. Please refer to our policy:
Any withdrawals will be made available to all candidates waiting to sit the exam. All candidates will be notified by email if there are any spaces that become available.
If your withdrawal is due to medical reasons, we may be able to provide you with a refund if the required documentation is submitted. Please refer to our guidance:
We will advise candidates via the ORE latest information page if there are cancellations and how we intend to fill any spare places.