Online Theory Assessment OTA (for LoCs only)
We are delighted to confirm that we have now launched our new Online Theory Assessment (OTA) to replace the previous Electronic Knowledge Assessment (eKA) as a prerequisite to the FSRH's Letter of Competence Subdermal Implant Techniques Insertion and Removal (LoC SDI-IR) and the Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques (LoC IUT).
This Online Theory Assessment (OTA) is only for those intending to study the Letter of Competence Subdermal Implant Techniques Insertion and Removal (LoC SDI-IR) or the Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques (LoC IUT). If you are studying for the DFSRH, you will be able to access the OTA within the DFSRH course once your application is approved.
The OTA tests your breadth of theoretical knowledge which underpins your practical skills. It is open to Healthcare Professionals from the UK and the Republic of Ireland that wish to undertake the LoC SDI-IR and the LoC IUT. The OTA is not a standalone qualification.
Please read the OTA (LoC) guide which introduces the new OTA as an entry assessment for LoC SDI-IR and the LoC IUT.
If you have previously completed the eKA/OTA then the OTA will be marked as completed.
Do I need to take the OTA if I have passed the eKA previously?
- If you have previously passed the eKA as part of another qualification which has been awarded within five years of starting the new qualification, you will not be required to take the OTA. However, you will also need to ensure that your membership is current if you are a Diplomate or Associate member for the five-year rule to apply.
- If you have previously passed the eKA (without achieving another FSRH qualification) within two years of starting the new qualification, you will not be required to take the OTA. If you have any question regarding this, please read through our FAQs or Contact us for help.
The price for the OTA is £75 per attempt. If you are unsuccessful after the first attempt, you will be charged £75 for each further attempt.
How to enrol
You are now able to enrol on the OTA (LoC).
To do this, register (if you don’t have an FSRH website account) and then log into ‘My FSRH’ and scroll down to the ‘FSRH Training Hub’ section and click ‘Browse Courses’. This will take you through the Training Hub.
Select ‘Online Theory Assessment OTA (for LoCs only)’.