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On Thursday 12 March 2020 at 14:30 we will re-open the booking for the ORE Part 1 April 2020 examination (to be held from 14 – 17 April 2020). The booking for this examination will be closed upon reaching full capacity. All bookings must be made through eGDC​.

Please note that there is currently only 1 space available. However, we will update our website with the final number of available places before the booking opens.

Please check that you have log-in details for your eGDC account and that you can log in before this date.

We would like to highlight to candidates that the April Part 1 candidate list will be submitted to the examination provider as soon as the booking closes. There will be no opportunity to request a refund under the ORE refund policy, therefore we strongly recommend only candidates who are certain that they can attend the examination login and attempt to book a place. As a direct result cheque bookings will not be available for this re-opening. All candidates must make payment through eGDC only.

Important information in relation to booking examinations through eGDC

Please note that eGDC has multiple log-in prevention. This means that if you are logged into your eGDC account on more than one device or more than one browser window 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 14:30'
  • You will need to click refresh at 14:30 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 filled, 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 hours after making the booking). If you do not have the funds to make payment at the time, do not attempt to book a place. Please note that we anticipate a high demand for this booking, in line with the normal booking procedure places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from 14:30, and we would ask candidates who are not able to make payment within the hour not to attempt to book a place. 

Please ensure that you read our withdrawal and refund policies before booking a place on to the examination.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Examinations Team.


On Thursday 27 February 2020 at 14:30 we will re-open the booking for the ORE Part 2 April 2020 examination (to be held from 2 – 5 April 2020). The booking for this examination will be closed upon reaching full capacity. All bookings must be made through eGDC​.

Please note that there are currently only 9 spaces available.

Please check that you have log-in details for your eGDC account and that you can log in before this date.

We would like to highlight to candidates that the April Part 2 candidate list will be submitted to the examination provider as soon as the booking closes. There will be no opportunity to request a refund under the ORE refund policy, therefore we strongly recommend only candidates who are certain that they can attend the examination login and attempt to book a place. As a direct result cheque bookings will not be available for this re-opening. All candidates must make payment through eGDC only.

Important information in relation to booking examinations through eGDC

Please note that eGDC has multiple log-in prevention. This means that if you are logged into your eGDC account on more than one device or more than one browser window 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 14:30'

You will need to click refresh at 14:30 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 filled, 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 hours after making the booking). If you do not have the funds to make payment at the time, do not attempt to book a place. Please note that we anticipate a high demand for this booking, in line with the normal booking procedure places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from 14:30, and we would ask candidates who are not able to make payment within the hour not to attempt to book a place. 

Please ensure that you read our withdrawal and refund policies before booking a place on to the examination.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Examinations Team.

On Thursday 21 November 2019 at 14:30 we will open the booking for the ORE Part 2 January 2020 examination (to be held from 23-26 January 2020). The booking for this examination will be closed upon reaching full capacity. All bookings must be made through eGDC​.

Cheque bookings are only available to candidates being sponsored by an organisation working with refugees or a charity. Please call the Examinations Team prior to Thursday 21 November 2019 to check the booking procedure if this applies to you on +44(0)20 7167 6050.

If you are a priority candidate you will have already received a separate email with instructions on how to secure your place on this exam.  

Payment for an examination position is required at the time of booking (no later than 1 hour after making the booking). If a candidate does not have the funds to make payment at the time, please do not attempt to book a place. Please note that we anticipate a high demand for this booking, in line with the normal booking procedure places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from 14:30, and we would ask candidates who are not able to make payment within the hour not to attempt to book a place. 

All candidates are advised to read our withdrawal and refund policies before booking a place on to the examination.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Examinations Team here or call +44(0)20 7167 6050.


If your first attempt at the ORE Part 1 was in April or August 2015 and you have already passed the Part 1 exam, you should already have been contacted by the Examinations team with the offer of priority booking at the forthcoming Part 2 September 2019 exam. ​​If you have not been contacted, please contact the examinations team urgently on 020 7167 6050 or contact us
On Thursday 27 June 2019 at 14:30 we will re-open the booking for the ORE Part 1 July 2019 examination (to be held from 30 July - 2 August 2019). The booking for this examination will be closed upon reaching full capacity. All bookings must be made through eGDC .
 
Please note that there are currently only 3 spaces available.
 
Please check that you have log-in details for your eGDC account and that you can log in before this date.
 
We would like to highlight to candidates that the July Part 1 candidate list will be submitted to the examination provider as soon as the booking closes. There will be no opportunity to request a refund under the ORE refund policy, therefore we strongly recommend only candidates who are certain that they can attend the examination login and attempt to book a place. As a direct result cheque bookings will not be available for this re-opening. All candidates must make payment through eGDC only.​
 
Please note that eGDC has multiple log-in prevention. This means that if 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.
  • Eight 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 14:30'
  • You will need to click refresh at 14:30 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 filled, the booking screen will display 'closed - examination full' for two 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 one 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. Please note that we anticipate a high demand for this booking, in line with the normal booking procedure places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from 14:30, and we would ask candidates who are not able to make payment within the hour not to attempt to book a place. 
 
Please ensure that you read our withdrawal policy and refund policy before booking a place on to the examination.
If your first attempt at the ORE Part 1 was in April or August 2015 and you are yet to pass the Part 1 exam, you should already have been contacted by the Examinations team with the offer of priority booking. If you have not been contacted, please contact the Examinations team urgently on Tel: +44(0)20 7167 6050 or [email protected]
Applicants wishing to have an opportunity to sit the August Part 1 ORE, due to be held on 30 July - 2 August 2019, will need to submit their ORE applications to us and we must receive the completed application by 9 April 2019.
 
​Once we receive your application, we will contact you within 2 working days with the status of the application. The time to process an application typically takes up to 30 working days, however, this also depends on receiving complete and satisfactory references and application documents.
 
Therefore, we request that you supply us with all relevant and accurate information, as per the application guidelines.
 
Any applications received after 9 April 2019 shall still be processed, although we cannot guarantee that they will be completed in time for the August Part 1 exam opening for bookings
​On Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 14:.30 we will re-open the booking for the ORE Part 2 April 2019 examination (to be held from 11 – 14 April 2019). The booking for this examination will be closed upon reaching full capacity. All bookings must be made through eGDC .
 
Please note that there are currently only 5 spaces available.
 
Please check that you have log-in details for your eGDC account and that you can log in before this date.
 
We would like to highlight to candidates that the April Part 2 candidate list will be submitted to the examination provider as soon as the booking closes. There will be no opportunity to request a refund under the ORE refund policy, therefore we strongly recommend only candidates who are certain that they can attend the examination attempt to book a place. As a direct result cheque bookings will not be available for this re-opening. All candidates must make payment through eGDC only.​
 
Please note that eGDC has multiple log-in prevention. This means that if 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 14:30'
 
You will need to click refresh at 14:30 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 filled, the booking screen will display 'closed - examination full' for two 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 one 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. Please note that we anticipate a high demand for this booking, in line with the normal booking procedure places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from 14:30, and we would ask candidates who are not able to make payment within the hour not to attempt to book a place. 
 

 

Please ensure that you read our withdrawal and refund policies before booking a place on to the examination.​
​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. 
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.