Examinations and Results


Examinations and assessments are externally set and marked by the Institute. Examinations are held each year in March, June, September and December. Candidates must be registered and paid-up Student Members of the Institute at the time they undertake their examinations. Examination papers are securely distributed to ICM Approved Centres and scripts are assessed and moderated in the UK by ICM Appointed Examiners.

Full details of Examination dates can be found here.

Examination Entry Fees and Forms

Examination Entry fees are shown on the appropriate Examination Entry form for the subject/programme you are undertaking. The standard Examination fee can be found here. There are, however, some specialist programmes where a higher subject fee may be payable. If you have any queries relating to fees please contact your Teaching Centre.

In order to undertake any ICM Professional or Single Subject examination you must be a Registered and paid-up ICM Student Member.

To enter for an examination you need to complete the relevant Examination Entry form and submit it to the Institute, together with the appropriate examination entry fee/s.

Examination Timetable

ICM examinations take place four times each year, in March, June, September and December. The Timetable for each year states the Closing Date for receipt of entries for each Examination Series. Click here to view the ICM Examination Timetable.

Examination grades and re-marking

You can request that your examination script is re-marked if you are unhappy with your result.

The fee for this is GBP £35.00 per script. The Institute operates a triple marking and moderation system. In the event that the moderator increases the original marks awarded, the fee for re-marking your script will be refunded to you. Should the Grade awarded remain the same, you will be issued with a full Examiner's Report detailing your examination performance. The Institute retains answer scripts for a maximum period of six months. Examination scripts/answer books are not returned to candidates under any circumstances.

Examination re-sits

Although ICM Examinations are held every twelve weeks it should be noted that it takes an average of twelve weeks to mark the scripts after each Examination Series.

If you sit, for example, for one or more subjects in March you will not receive your results until June. This means that if you were to fail a subject in March you would not be able to re-sit the subject in June as you will have missed the Closing Date for the June Series.

Our advice is that you try to split your subject examinations between two consecutive Examination Series e.g. if your programme has four subjects you could take two subjects in one series and two in another series.

On this basis, were you to fail one subject in March you would be able to re-sit it in September, giving you plenty of time for revision.

Examination Closing Dates

There is a Closing Date for receipt of Examination Entries and candidates entering for examinations must ensure that their completed Examination Entry forms and fees reach the Institute before the Closing Date for each Examination Series. Examination Timetables indicate the Closing Date for receipt of entries for each sitting and this information also appears on the ICM website. Entries received after the Closing Date are automatically carried forward to the next Examination Series.

Examination Results

Results are distributed within twelve weeks from receipt of scripts. Candidates are advised not to telephone the Institute for results as this information is confidential and cannot be disclosed over the telephone.

Examination Grades

Should you wish to re-sit any examination to improve your previous Grade, please note that the latest Grade you obtain will stand.

Transcript of Academic Results

You may request a transcript of your Academic Results, however, please note there is a charge of GBP £15.00 for each Award transcript requested.


Please see the Fees page for details on Deferrals

Subject Exemptions for Professional Programmes

Students holding relevant recognised qualifications from other professional bodies or recognised Higher Education institutions may apply for Subject Exemptions, on a subject-for-subject basis. It may also be possible, subject to qualifications held, to obtain exemption from a Level within a programme. Documentary evidence is required before any decision can be made in connection with the granting of Subject/Level Exemptions. No exemptions are given for case studies or assignments. Internally awarded school certificates and diplomas are not accepted for exemption purposes.

Single Subject Candidates

Registered ICM students who do not want to complete a full ICM programme may study individual subjects. Single Subject candidates receive a Single Subject Diploma on successful completion of the relevant subject examination. Single Subjects qualify, on a subject-for-subject basis, for subject exemptions from ICM professional programmes.

Note: 1. Case Studies, Assignments and Projects, including ALL subjects in any Post Graduate programme, do not qualify for Single Subject Awards.
2. A student who undertakes, on a Single Subject basis, subjects within a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma or Post Graduate ICM programme will not be entitled to a professional Award unless they are exempted from or have completed all lower Levels of that Award.
3. In order to comply with UKBA requirements, overseas students studying in the UK (excluding those from EU contries) are not permitted to undertake Single Subjects and must undertake a professional programme.