Trainee anaesthetists in the United Kingdom are required to pass this examination before applying for Higher Specialist Training (a Specialist Registrar post) in Anaesthesia. With the introduction of MMC in August 2007, the Primary FRCA will become a requirement for application to Specialist Training Year 3, known generally as ST3.
Any medically trained person registered with the GMC with at least one year of specialist RCoA training.
The cost of the MCQ element is 275 pounds with the OSCE and Viva Voce exams costing 490 pounds for both.
Applicants are only allowed four attempts at the primary FRCA.