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Exams - First Part

Candidates for the CICM First Part Examination must have completed at least 12 months General Hospital Experience and be registered trainees.  Candidates may present for the First Part Examination prior to commencing approved training. 

The subject areas for the First Part 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 First Part Examination must be received by the College before the advertised closing date.

For further information, please contact Frieda Keo for the First Part Examination Application form.

The examination fee is $3340AUD. To apply for the First Part Exam, please email Frieda Keo and include your member id number, preferred date and city to sit the written exam. 

If a candidate withdraws after the closing date they will incur an administration charge of 30% of the examination fee.

For previous exam reports, click here.

Click here to access the 2015 exam calendar!

First Part Exam - 1st sitting Date Location
Applications Close   27 January      -
Written Section  23 February   Various
Oral Section 
22 - 23 April*     Melbourne 


First Part Exam - 2nd sitting Date Location
Applications Close 31 July  -
Written Section  14 September Various
Oral Section 
12 - 13 November *  Melbourne 

* The number of viva questions will remain unchanged however will be spread out over a two-day period on the Thursday and Friday for both sittings. However, if numbers for the oral section are not as high as expected, the examination will take place on the Friday only for both sittings.


Notes to Candidates - First Part Exam
Mock Exam - First Part Exam