EBU Examinations

The EBU Examination Committee annually organises 3 assessments. Each assessment is held once per year.

In-Service Assessment
The EBU In-Service Assessment is a formative assessment; it allows the candidates to evaluate their current knowledge base against the current European standards. This assessment encourages teacher and student reflection and is used to inform the teaching and learning process.

European Board Examinations in Urology
The European Board Examinations in Urology are summative assessments and consist of 2 parts: Written and Oral Examination. Participation is subject to eligibility. The period between the EBU Online Written Examination and the Oral Examination may not exceed 5 years.

Online Written Examination (Part I)
The purpose of the EBU Online Written Examination is to determine whether the candidate demonstrates the minimum level of knowledge recognised by the EBU Examination Committee. The examination consists of 100 MCQ on the entire range of urological topics including basic science, and must be completed within 2 hours.

Oral Examination (Part II)
The objective of the EBU Oral Examination is to test the candidate’s ability to evaluate and manage common cases in every day practice. The candidate will be given 3 clinical cases which represent a wide spectrum of urologic practice.

The FEBU diploma and title are considered as a mark of excellence, an added qualification and an asset to the individual’s CV and portfolio. The FEBU diploma has no legal value and does not confer the legal right to practice urology. 

Credits (category 3)

  • In-Service Assessment: Candidate receives 2 credits.
  • EBU Online Written Examination: Successful candidate receives 2 credits. 
  • EBU Oral Examination: Successful candidate receives 50 credits. 

National Examinations
The European Board Examinations in Urology are a formal part of the national examination in the following countries. 

  • Online Written Examination: Austria, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
  • Online Written and Oral Examinations: Hungary and Poland.

In March 2016 the European Board of Urology and the Joint Turkish Board of Urology have reached an agreement about the organisation of the Online Written Examination 2016 and Oral Examination 2017 in Turkey.

UEMS/EBU Member Countries
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.