The written examinations for members of the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists Inc who wish to proceed to Membership (MAACB) or Fellowship (FAACB) are normally held in the middle of the year (end June) near to where the candidate works. All written answers must be legible, otherwise the candidate will fail the examinations. Candidates are notified of the written exam results in mid-August and those who pass are then invited to attend an oral examination that is normally be held prior to the Annual Scientific Conference (usually September/October).

Please note the oral examinations must be taken within 12 months of the written papers.

Membership Examination (MAACB)

Requirements to sit the MAACB exam:

  • Two years continuous associate membership with the AACB.
  • Three years work experience in clinical biochemistry. This may be taken in the third year of training but candidates will be admitted to Membership only after three years. This option is not recommended as past results have shown that few candidates have the required breadth of experience after only two years.

Fellowship Examination (FAACB)

Requirements to sit the FAACB exam:

  • Possession of MAACB.
  • Two years post-MAACB experience in clinical biochemistry.
  • Minimum five years work experience in clinical biochemistry.

2017 Examination Dates

The 2017 written examinations will be held on Monday 26 June and Wednesday 28 June.

Candidates who pass the written examinations will be invited to vivas, currently scheduled for Saturday 9 or Sunday 10 September, 2017.

The vivas will be held at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne VIC (Note: the AACB Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) runs from 12-14 September 2017, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne VIC).

Successful candidates will be invited to attend the 2017 ASM Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 12 September to be presented their certificates.

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Applications are now open and close on Friday 28 April 2017.

Application forms are available from the AACB Office (office or can be downloaded from the Documents/Forms section in the Member Centre (login required).

Applications should be submitted with the appropriate examination fee to the Registrar of the Board of Examiners, care of the AACB Office (, on or before the closing date for applications . The examination fee is not refundable irrespective of the outcome of the examinations and a further fee is required each time the examination is attempted.

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