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 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.
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Click here to access the 2014 exam calendar!