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Forthcoming changes to the Continuing Competence Test

We have made some minor changes to the syllabus for Continuing Competence; this will be available on the website from Friday 1st February 2019.

There will also be a new question bank, which will go live at the Pearson VUE Test Centres from Friday 1st March 2019.

If your test is booked on or after 1st March 2019, then it is important that your revision preparation is based on the new syllabus.

If you already have the copies of 2016-2018 Revision Guides, then you will see only minor changes in the topics covered so you will not need to buy copies of the new Revision Guides we are producing for the 2019-21 Continuing Competence series; instead we will make available free downloadable Update Sheets which capture these changes.

The new Revision Guides for 2019-2021 will be available to purchase from Friday 15th February 2019. However, if you want to start preparing in advance of that date for a test booked on or after 1st March 2019, then you can still purchase the current 2016-2018 Revision Guides and then make use of the free Update Sheets, which will be available from the 15th February 2019

Background to the changes: we review the Continuing Competence syllabus every two years to ensure it reflects current legislation and practice. This latest review is an interim update; and a more comprehensive review is planned for the next Continuing Competence for 2021-2023, which will take into account potential changes that are introduced after Brexit is fully implemented.

The rolling two year programme will remain in place; the expiry date will be clearly shown on your Continuing Competence certificate, eg, if you passed on 5th March 2019 then the certificate will state an expiry date of 5th March 2021.

Please note that effective from 7 January 2019, the new test fee is now £139.