What is the FSRH eKA?

The eKA (‘electronic knowledge assessment’) is an online single best answer test that must be passed before candidates can undertake the following FSRH qualifications:

The eKA was introduced by the FSRH in 2013 in order to ensure that doctors and nurses undertaking Faculty qualifications have the knowledge required to progress on to the clinical aspects of these qualifications. It is designed to be part of a learning journey to support healthcare professionals to deliver contraceptive and non-specialist sexual and reproductive health care (SRH) in the community and general practice in the United Kingdom. It is not a standalone qualification.

More than 80% of doctors and nurses pass the test first time. The test runs for 1hr 45 minutes and you take it at your own convenience. It costs £75 per attempt. You will not be provided with feedback aside from whether you passed or not.

Preparing for the eKA


It is important that you feel well prepared for the eKA before you pay and take the assessment. Once you have paid for the eKA, you have 28 days to take it.


We recommend using the e-Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (eSRH) online learning programme to develop your knowledge and to prepare for the eKA. Access to e-SRH (which has been developed by the FSRH in partnership with e-LfH) is free for NHS workers, there is a fee for non-NHS workers.

Throughout the 18 modules there are short quizzes and certificates of competition at various stages to help you assess your progress. eSRH covers a wide range of SRH topics and includes a number of learning sessions (approx. 25 hours of learning). Please do ensure that you give yourself sufficient time to learn and prepare before taking the eKA. You can see what is included in the e-SRH by viewing the curriculum.

You are encouraged to review the FSRH Standards and Guidance and the UKMEC. You might also find RCGP’s Women’s Health Framework (which the FSRH developed in collaboration with the RCGP and RCOG) useful, it provides a portal of guidelines and documents related to women’s health, RCGP members have free access. You can also review BASHH guidelines.

You are also encouraged to use the practice eKA area, which is designed to familiarise candidates with the layout of the eKA website, and how to navigate through the assessment. The practice consists of 2 mock questions and can be used as many times as you like.

 

Taking the eKA – how do I pay and access it?


I haven’t got a username and password for the FSRH website.


You can start the qualification progress, by registering on the FSRH website using the orange Register button on the top right. Once you reach the members’ area, MyFSRH, you can start the qualification registration process by selecting the tile called ‘Take a qualification/Recertify’.  Once you have selected your qualification, you then need to select the relevant step to ‘Click here to purchase and take the eKA’. You will be taken to a link that will enable you to start the eKA.

You can also return to the eKA screen to take it at any point during the 28 day time limit by logging back in to ‘My FSRH’, going back through ‘Take a qualification’ and your qualification (LoC or Diploma), and selecting ‘click here to take the eKA (already purchased previously)’.

I’ve already got a username and password for the FSRH website


If you are already a member of the FSRH and have already registered on our website, you can start the qualification registration process by logging into MyFSRH and selecting ‘Take a qualification/Recertify’.

Once you have selected your qualification, you then need to select the relevant step to ‘Click here to purchase and take the eKA’. You will be taken to a link that will enable you to start the eKA.

You can also return to the eKA screen to take it at any point during the 28 day time limit by logging back in to ‘My FSRH’, going back through ‘Take a qualification’ and your qualification (LoC or Diploma), and selecting ‘click here to take the eKA (already purchased previously)’.

Important things you need to know about the eKA

  • Once you have paid, or once your trust payment has been activated, you have 28 days to take the test.
  • The eKA is sat in a single session, which is programmed to take 1 hr 45 minutes, and will automatically end even if you have not finished.
  • You can take the test any time at your convenience during the 28 days.
  • You can navigate back and forward through the questions using the platform's navigation buttons. DO NOT use your browser's navigation buttons.
  • If you are dyslexic and need extra time please contact examsofficer@fsrh.org before you purchase and start the eKA. 
  • You will be asked to accept these terms and conditions before starting the eKA.
  • If you fail the eKA you will need to pay again to take a second attempt.
  • The eKA fee is non-cancellable and non-refundable.
  • Read the eKA FAQs for more information.

Passing/failing the eKA


At the end of the eKA you will see if you have passed or failed on the screen. You will not be told a score or given any other feedback aside from whether or not you have passed or failed. You should save this page as a PDF by clicking the 'print' button and selecting a PDF writer instead of a printer.  Please note that we do not issue certificates for the eKA as it is not a qualification. The only evidence provided is the confirmation email. Therefore you will not see the eKA under ‘My Certificates’ or 'My Qualifications' in My FSRH.

If you need to sit the eKA again, you will need to pay for another attempt.

Contact Us


If you have queries regarding the eKA please contact the Exams Officer by phone on: +44(0)20 7724 5629 or by email to examsofficer@fsrh.org.

Intellectual Property Rights


All intellectual property rights for any FSRH qualification including documents, materials and content belonging to and produced by the FSRH should not be used for purposes other than FSRH training. Should you wish to use any of the IPR for purposes other than FSRH training you must seek the FSRH’s approval in writing with your request via our copyright request form. We aim to respond to submissions of this nature within one working week.