Medical examiner training

Training for medical examiners has two components; e-learning and face-to-face training.


All Medical Examiners practising in England or Wales or Northern Ireland or Gibraltar should complete the 26 core e-learning modules before starting work in their role. There is no minimum time requirement but most people take 8-10 hours to complete the modules, and some have taken much longer. It is unlikely that you will obtain the full benefit of the e-learning if you spend less than 8 hours on it. The certificate produced on completion of the modules includes the length of time spent on each module and should be included for discussion at your next whole-practice appraisal.

Complete your e-learning modules

Face-to-face training 

Medical Examiners in England or Wales or Northern Ireland or Gibraltar should also attend a face-to-face training day within 6 months of starting the role. Training days are held either online via Zoom, or in person at the College in London. Upcoming dates are listed in our main events calendar. 

Find medical examiner training dates in our calendar

About our face-to-face or virtual training 

Our essential training will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for this important role. The day will include short presentations and small group discussions of case scenarios that Medical Examiners are likely to come across. The scenarios will be sent to delegates in advance so that they can consider how they would deal with each one. Model answers will be circulated following the event. Please do not share these with colleagues who have not yet attended the training day as the scenarios used will be the same for each one.

Delegates must stay for the entire training day, to receive a certificate of completion of the face-to-face training. This training complements the e-leaning which you must complete before attending this training.

Further e-learning modules and training days will follow to enable trained Medical Examiners to continue their professional development. There is also an annual Medical Examiners Conference, which can be booked via the event calendar.

Book your training

Face-to-face or virtual training sessions are advertised on the College's event calendar.