AFOEM Stage B Written Examination

The Stage B Written Examination tests your knowledge in occupational and environmental medicine through scenario based, extended responses.

Key dates

Due to COVID-19, the postponed 2020 Stage B Written Examination has been combined with the 2021 Examination.

Applications open Monday 3 May 2021
Applications close 5pm AEST, Friday 14 May 2021
Pre-exam special consideration requests close
(for provisions on exam day)
Friday 14 May 2021
Sat 11 and Sun 12 September 2021
Exam day special consideration requests close
(for technical and procedural issues)
Thursday 16 September 2021
Results released From 3pm AEDT, Thursday 21 October 2021
Dates are correct as of 3 September 2020 and are subject to change due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Contingency plans

If the rescheduled 2021 exam can’t go ahead, the following contingency plans will be put in place. The safety of all participants is at the core of these plans.

Plan B | We run the exam at your workplace, or another location convenient to you, with a local invigilator on the scheduled dates.

Plan C | It may be necessary to consider computer-based testing options on the scheduled dates.

Our aim

All candidates eligible to sit the 2021 exam will be able to meet their required annual assessments by the end of 2021. If this requires an alternative format to the current exam, we’ll make this decision 3 months before the exam date.

If one or more locations can’t go ahead with the exam on the planned date due to COVID-19, those in unaffected areas can still take their exam.


Venues are in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand capital cities and regional centres, selected at our discretion.

Exam locations will be selected ensuring full compliance to social distancing guidelines.


Australia: AUD$1986.00
Aotearoa New Zealand: NZD$2283.90

See College Fees Terms and Conditions to learn more about paying your exam fees.


To be eligible to sit the examination, you must be an AFOEM trainee in Stage B training with:

  • current general AMC/MCNZ medical registration
  • approved registration for the current training period
  • an Educational Supervisor
  • a minimum of 18 months completed and certified active Stage B training (3 training period)
  • your most recent training period certified with all teaching and learning activities and assessments complete
  • a relevant University Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) and proof of completion received by the Faculty

You must also have:

  • paid all College training fees
  • applied by the exam due date

If you have outstanding training fees, you’re ineligible to sit the exam. See College Fees Terms and Conditions.

Exam attempt limit

You cannot continue Advanced Training if you exceed the examination attempt limit based on when you commenced training.

Commenced training Before 2019 From 2019 onwards
Attempt limits 5 3

See Progression Through Training Policy for more information about examination attempts.

Close overlay