Fees & Diary

Fees 2022

Part 1 MFFLM, Part 1 LFFLM (GFM or SOM) and DLM Examinations: £527.00.

MFFLM Part 2 Examinations (GFM, MLM or SOM): £1,551.00.

MFFLM Part 2 Examinations (GFM and SOM): £3,102.00.*

MFFLM Part 2 SAQ Examination only: £814.00.†

MFFLM Part 2 OSCE/OSPE Examination only: £735.00.†

Part 2 LFFLM (GFM or SOM) Examination: £680.00**.

LFFLM (GFM or SOM) Portfolio: £90.00. 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 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.

* It is important to note that candidates who choose to sit both the GFM and SOM Part 2 MFFLM exams will be asked to sit both short-answer-question exams (SAQs) on the same day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. And the same thing will happen on the OSCEs day, which will be the day after (i.e. one OSCE in the morning and one in the afternoon). So it is a very demanding couple of days for those candidates.

** The first 60 first-time entrants to the Part 2 LFFLM (SOM) exam, from the time of inception of the DFCASA, will continue to be supported with a grant of half of the fee cost, so that the cost to them is only £340.00. Please note that this is for the first attempt only.

† Since March 2016 (including the candidates who sat their Part 2 Examination in that session) it has been 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.


For specific dates, please visit the page of the exam you would like to sit


Part 1 and Diploma Examinations

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

Part 2 Examinations

are usually held around mid-March. The SAQs normally take place from 10:30 to 13:00 (or from 10:30 to 13:00 or 14:00 to 16:30, in case any candidate is sitting both GFM and SOM papers) online. The OSCEs have some stations that are online and some face-to-face.


Candidates are normally expected to be available either all morning or all afternoon (as a rule of thumb, who goes first depends on the number of applicants for each: the exam, GFM or SOM, that has fewer candidates will usually take place in the morning). Please note that other factors might interfere in the AM/PM choice. OSPE candidates normally sit their exams in the afternoon.

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 or both – see above) and the OSCE exams on Saturday.

The Application Period

opens around four months before the exam date (s). Candidates then have four 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.

Late applications cannot be accepted unless the delay is cause by truly exceptional circumstances.


are normally published four weeks after the exam date (s).

Should you have any queries please email our Examinations Manager, Mr Jay C Barton-Costa, at jay.barton-costa@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.