Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa: FCFP(SA)

Part A


  • Completed three years fulltime in a numbered registrar post. 
  • Portfolio - Candidates who started their registrar training on or after 1 January 2013 will only be accepted if they have completed the CMSA approved portfolio available on our website.

The Final of the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa - R 21800

Three online written papers as follows:

Paper 1 - multiple choice paper (single best type A and extended matching questions) without negative marking: forms 50% of the total (3 hours)
Paper 2 - short answer questions : forms 40% of the total (3 hours)    
Paper 3 - critical reading of a journal article : forms 10% of the total (2 hours)

A candidate will be invited to the clinical examination if he/she achieves the passing score based on the standard set for the overall written component.

Final - can only be taken after 3 years of registrar training

The FCFP(SA) is only awarded once all requirements are fulfilled.

The Research Component (RC) will be assessed as part of the MMed (Family Medicine), a university requirement.

Release of FCFP(SA) Final results

Please note that the results for the FCFP(SA) Final examination will be released on the published date as per candidates’ letter of acceptance into the examination.  If they are available earlier, the CFP will endeavour to inform candidates earlier of the provisional results.

Scheduled Dates & Locations

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Examination regulations

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PLEASE NOTE that candidates that wish to lodge an appeal against the outcome of his/her written examination results must do so in accordance with the provisions of the CMSA’s Appeals Mechanism Policy. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) are not made available to candidates for review in accordance with the CMSA’s Appeals Mechanism Policy.