FCAI examination regulation update.

The Council of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland formally approved a change to the FCAI examination at their recent meeting on 19th October 2018.

The regulation change comes into effect immediately and only impacts examination candidates that are registered on our National Specialist Anaesthesiologist Training Programme.

The updated regulation now reads:

“An individual is eligible to enter for the Final Examination leading to the award of Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland who:

  • Has passed within 10 years preceding the current examination date, or is exempt from, the Membership CAI (previously known as the Primary). Please see exemption details at 2.2
  • Has completed 36 months in the practice of anaesthesiology. Additionally, where the applicant is on the Irish National Anaesthesiology Training Programme, he/she must have completed 36 months within the training programme. A trainee who has completed 24 months on the training scheme can have 12 months’ consecutive pre-scheme clinical anaesthesiology experience accredited towards the Final exam as long as it has taken place post internship and in a hospital approved by the CAI.

Where a candidate has previously attempted the FCAI and is subsequently accepted onto SAT they will remain eligible for the FCAI.”