Contingency plans | 2022 PCH DCE
If the 2022 exam can’t go ahead due to significant events including COVID-19 disruptions, contingency plans will be put in place. The safety of all participants is at the core of these plans.
Plan A | The exam proceeds as scheduled on the planned exam using the planned delivery model.
Plan B | If your exam can’t take place at an individual hospital, due to COVID-19 or other disruptions at that site, the exam will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Impacted candidates may be reallocated to other local available exam sites.
Plan C | If your exam can’t be delivered face-to-face due to COVID-19 disruptions, we’ll proceed with modular format on the scheduled exam date. The Long Cases will be delivered using video conference on the original scheduled exam date where possible. Face-to-face Short Cases will be rescheduled to a later date. We’ll notify all impacted candidates, examiners and others involved in the exam process as early as possible.
To be able to sit the 2023 exam, you are required to meet the Basic Training Assessment requirements by end of 2022.
If one or more hospitals, States or Territories can’t go ahead with an exam on its planned date due to COVID-19 disruptions, those in unaffected areas can still take their exam.