Fees & Diary

Fees 2024 & 2025

Part 1 MFFLM, Part 1 LFFLM (GFM or SOM) and DLM Examinations: £550.00.

MFFLM Part 2 Examinations (GFM, MLM or SOM): £1,550.00*.

MFFLM Part 2 SAQ Examination only: £700.00.†

MFFLM Part 2 OSCE/OSPE Examination only: £850.00.†

LFFLM Part 2 Examinations (GFM, MLM or SOM): £1,550.00*.

LFFLM Part 2 SAQ Examination only: £700.00.†

LFFLM Part 2 OSCE/OSPE Examination only: £850.00.†

LFFLM (GFM or SOM) Portfolio: £90.00 (Not applicable for new Part 2 LFFLM candidates applying in November 2024, to sit the 2025 exam.) Resubmissions, as well as applications from holders of ASET (Custody or Sexual Assault), are free of charge. To pay for your Portfolio fee please click here.

LFFLM (GFM or SOM) COVE: free of charge. Please note that COVEs and Portfolios will be replaced with a Short Answer Question (SAQ) paper from the commencement of the Part 2 exams in 2024/2025.

Please note that the payment links will only appear on the Exams main page during the application periods.

Exam remark requests: £160.00. We recommend candidates request further feedback first, which’s free of charge. Note that should the result change from “fail” to “pass” after a remark, this fee will be reimbursed.

* As of October 2022 it is no longer possible for a candidate to apply for both the Part 2 MFFLM (GFM) and the Part 2 MFFLM (SOM) in the same exam session. Candidates may now do one exam in one year and the following in another year – as long as their Part 1 MFFLM exam result is still valid.

** There are only 03 discounted exam fees left (on 11 December 2023) from the DFCASA grant, which was for the first 60 first-time entrants to the Part 2 LFFLM (SOM) OSCE exam. The cost to them is only £380.00. Please note that this is for the first attempt only.

† It is possible for MFFLM Part 2 candidates to keep their successful result (either SAQ or OSCE/OSPE), as long as their Part 1 result is still valid. First time Part 2 applicants must apply for both components. Kindly note that as of October 2022 the Part 2 MLM SAQ Exam will no longer be offered.


For specific dates, please visit the main Exams page.

Part 1 and Diploma Examinations

are usually held once a year, by mid-October. They all normally take place from 10:00 to 13:00, online. UK time is used, whenever possible, for exams sat abroad.

The application period is normally in June and it lasts 4-5 weeks.

Part 2 Examinations

are usually held by mid-March. The SAQs normally take place from 10:30 to 13:00 online. OSCEs will take place online and face to face.

The application period is normally in November and it lasts 4-5 weeks.


Candidates are expected to be available either all morning or all afternoon on the day of the exam.

Part 2 Examinations

We always aim to offer the Part 2 exams on consecutive days. The MLA OSPE exam on Thursday (PM), the SAQ exams on Friday (AM/PM) and the OSCE exams on Saturday or Sunday.

Face-to-face OSCEs take place on a Saturday (AM/PM), however it may be the case that these exams will take place on Sunday, depending on the number of applicants. Candidates are advised to keep both days of the weekend free to allow for this.

The Application Period

It opens around 4 months before the exam date (s). Candidates then have 4-5 weeks to apply for the exam.

For more information, including exact exam dates, and to apply please visit the main Exams page of our website.


are normally published 4-6 weeks after the exam date (s).

Should you have any queries please email our Examinations Manager, exams@fflm.ac.uk

Cancellation Policy

The FFLM reserves the right to cancel any event. If an event is cancelled or postponed delegates will be informed in writing and will be issued a full refund. We regret we are unable to refund any charges incurred through booking travel, accommodation or expenses for the cancelled event.
Please note, the FFLM is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of an event. The FFLM shall assume no liability whatsoever if this event is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labour strike, extreme weather, terrorist activity or other emergencies.