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Examination: Wednesday 16 September 2020

A Certificate in Pharmaceutical Medicine (CPM) marks an individual's commitment to developing their knowledge and expertise in our specialty, and of their dedication to enhancing the health of society.

It can also be used as a first step towards a full Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Who is it for?

The Certificate in Pharmaceutical Medicine (CPM) has been designed as a qualification for doctors who have been working in pharmaceutical medicine for at least two years.

The CPM is an affirmation of an individual's understanding of the core theories of the pharmaceutical medicine specialty.


How will the CPM benefit you?

  • Increases your confidence and employability
  • Endorses your knowledge of pharmaceutical medicine
  • Gives you a great sense of achievement - the CPM is a challenge!
  • Paves the way to the full Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (CPM is also the DPM Part 1 Exam)
  • FPM qualifications are recognised all over the world

2020 Examination

The CPM examination is held every autumn at a central London venue.

The next exam will be held on Wednesday 16 September 2020


Entry Criteria

Candidates must possess a medical qualification recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK or be included on an appropriate medical register in their home country.



The examination is a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper. The 2020 Examination will take place at a central London venue on Wednesday 16 September 2020.



Registration for the 2020 examination will open in March 2020.

If you are a physician in PMST or undergoing revalidation through an approved designated body, you should discuss the outcome of any exam at your next ARCP or revalidation appraisal. 


CPM exam entry: £375

Withdrawal Policy: Please note that an examination candidate who withdraws from the examination must do so in writing.  Fees will be refunded to a candidate whose withdrawal reaches the FPM office before the closing date. A handling fee of £50.00 will be charged to candidates who withdraw between the closing date and the date of the examination. A candidate who does not appear for the examination or withdraws after commencing the examination will not be entitled to a refund.

Privacy Notice: Please note that if you are registered or anticipate being registered with the GMC, your personal data, including examination marks, will be passed to the GMC for quality assurance purposes and to facilitate the awarding of CCTs.