Candidates for the CICM Primary Examination must have completed at least 12 months General Hospital Experience and be registered trainees. Candidates may present for the Primary Examination prior to commencing approved training and at any time during Basic Training.
The subject areas for the Primary Examination are set out in the Syllabus for the Basic Sciences in Intensive Care Medicine. The examination is held twice a year and it comprises of a written and oral section.
The written section may be taken in cities of Australia and New Zealand or other areas at the discretion of the Board. The oral section will be held in various major cities at the discretion of the Board.
Applications for the Primary Examination must be received by the College before the advertised closing date.
For further information, please see the Primary Examination Application Form below.
The Exam Fee is $3260AUD, to apply for the Primary Exam, please see application form below.
If a candidate withdraws after the closing date they will incur an administration charge of 30% of the examination fee.
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2012 Primary Exam Dates
Closing date: Monday 30 July (5pm AEST)
Written date: Monday 10 September (All major cities)
Oral dates: Friday 9 November (Melbourne)
2013 Primary Exam Dates
Closing date: Monday 28 January (5pm AEST)
Written date: Monday 4 March (All major cities)
Oral dates: Friday 3 May Melbourne
Closing date: Monday 29 July (5pm AEST)
Written date: Monday 2 September (All major cities)
Oral dates: Friday 15 November (Location TBC)
Dates and times are subject to change.