Selection and appointment of FRCA examiners regulations
7. Stand Down
7.1 Before the meeting to appoint new examiners all existing examiners shall be asked if they wish to or are willing to stand down, a stand down period is normally for one academic year.
7.2 The Committee may approve requests to stand down or ask examiners to stand down on the grounds of:
a. managing the number of new examiners to be recruited whilst maintaining the Boards at their approved strength.
b. individual professional or personal circumstances.
7.3 Extensions to examiners’ terms:
Any examiner who is allowed/requested to stand down will automatically have their examinership term extended by one year. If an examiner is allowed/requested to stand down for a second or subsequent time, then normally they will be allowed to extend their examinership term again but the decision shall be made on a case by case basis by the Committee.
7.4 In-year requests to stand down:
If an examiner asks to stand down during an academic year, the Chair of the relevant Board shall at his/her discretion allow the examiner to be absent from the rest of that academic year’s examinations. If the examiner at the time or subsequently requests that his/her term of examinership should be extended the decision shall be made on a case by case basis by the Committee.
If an examiner asks to stand down during an academic year through pregnancy or ill-health, the case shall be treated as described in paragraph 7.1 and 7.2 with the following proviso: if they subsequently request an extension to their examinership term it shall be automatically granted for one year. Further requests to extend their term of examinership, whether under the terms of this paragraph or paragraphs 7.3 and 7.4, shall be considered on a case by case basis by the Committee.