What do you do after the exam?

What do you do after you pass?

When you pass the exam, you can apply for registration with a licence to practise. You should have your application for registration with a licence to practise in the UK approved within two years of passing part 2 of the exam. This applies from the point you take part 2, not the date you get your results.

If you have passed PLAB part 2 more than two years ago, you will need to provide additional evidence of your knowledge and skills. Once you have submitted your application we will contact you about to let you know exactly what’s needed.

For more information on applying for registration with a licence to practise, please see our before you apply guide.

What do you do if you fail?

If you fail the exam, you can book to take the exam again provided you meet all the requirements. You can attempt the exam a maximum of four times.

If you've failed the exam four times, you can apply for one final attempt. You will need to demonstrate evidence of additional learning over a 12 month period and make an application to us.

Can you have your results checked?

No; this is a service we no longer offer. After reviewing our processes, we’re confident that our marking is robust, and that a manual check won’t change the result.

However, you can still appeal your result.