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Membership of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (MFFLM)


The MFFLM examination consists of two parts, 1 and 2.

The MFFLM examination is set at a similar standard to membership examinations of other Royal Colleges and Faculties, e.g. MRCP, MRCGP, MRCPsych.

MFFLM Part 1 Examination

The next exam is on Friday 09 October 2020That exam and subsequent written ones will be online.

For fee and diary information please click hereThe next application period will be from Friday 04 June to Friday 02 July 2021.

Please note that success in the Part 1 MFFLM exam makes candidates eligible to have the postnominal DLM after their names. For more information about the DLM exam, please visit this page: https://www.fflm.ac.uk/exams/dlm/.

MFFLM Part 2 Examination

Information about the March 2021 exam session will appear here in due course. Please note that, as mentioned above, the SAQ component of the Part 2 MFFLM exams will be online from March 2021 inclusive.

In a nutshell:

Once the candidate has achieved the required standard in both parts of the exam, they can apply to become a Member of the FFLM.

Please see further information on the right-hand side of this page, under More Information. It is essential that candidates read the Regulations – both the general and the MFFLM-specific ones – before applying for the exam.

Kindly note the reading list is to assist in developing knowledge about relevant topics and is not the syllabus for the examination. The syllabus can be found in the Regulations document.

NB: FFLM has agreed to recommend that all practising forensic physicians should be trained to Immediate Life Support standard rather than Basic Life Support as previously and a current certificate of the former will be required by candidates undertaking Part 2 of MFFLM (GFM and SOM).


The FFLM has developed online learning resources to help professionals further their training in forensic and legal medicine as well as to help prepare candidates for FFLM examinations. Click here to find out more.

For more useful publications and materials please visit our Resources page.