EBU Online Written Examination

Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Time: 14.30-16.30 hrs local time
Venues: Pearson VUE test centres

EBU Written Examination
The purpose is to assess whether the candidate demonstrates the minimum level of knowledge recognised by the EBU Examination Committee. The examination consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and concerns the entire range of urological topics including basic science. The exam must be completed within 2 hours.

Eligibility Criteria
The applicant meets one of the following criteria.   

UEMS/EBU Applicant

 

Final-year resident

Trained as part of an official national urology training programme in a UEMS/EBU member country. The training must be completed before 31 October 2020.

Certified urologist

Holding a certificate of accreditation in urology issued in a UEMS/EBU member country. 

Non-UEMS/EBU Applicant

 

Certified urologist

Holding a certificate of accreditation in urology issued in a non-UEMS/EBU member country.

Important note
Eligibility for the Online Written Examination does not automatically imply eligibility for the Oral Examination.
A certified urologist who is holding a certificate of accreditation in urology issued in a non-UEMS/EBU member country is eligible to take the EBU Online Written Examination, however not the FEBU Oral Examination. 

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

Examination fee per candidate

UEMS/EBU Applicant

EUR 425,00

Non-UEMS/EBU Applicant

EUR 625,00

Language
The official language of the examination is English.

National Examinations
In these countries the examination is co-organised under the auspices of the national urological associations.  

Countries

Registration

Language

Austria, Georgia, Hungary and Turkey

National Associations

Native 

Poland

National Association 

Polish or English

The Netherlands

Individual 

English

Switzerland

Individual 

German or English

Pearson VUE test centres
Our partner Pearson VUE has a large network of secured test centres. At the time of the registration a list of potential Pearson VUE test centres will be published here. Concerning the placement, Pearson VUE will consider the following. 

- Candidates will be accommodated in, or as close as possible to either city of their choice. 
- Preference at a centre is given to candidates who are citizens of the selected country.   

Application procedure
The online registration will be available in July and August 2019. Details concerning the registration procedure will be announced here in due time. 
 

Cancellation procedure
A cancellation must be reported by e-mail (ebu@ebu.com). The following fees apply.

EUR 50,00
- Cancellation by the applicant received on, or before 1 November 2019.
- Cancellation by the EBU if the applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria.
The examination fee will be reimbursed after deduction of the cancellation fee.

100% examination fee
- Cancellation by the applicant received on, or after 2 November 2019.
- No-show.

Scoring
The passing score is set by looking at standard deviation in such a way that it reflects the minimum performance acceptable for a candidate deemed competent within the purpose of the exam. 
The EBU Examination Committee reviews the results and questions and anomalous performance statistics are removed if the question is found problematic by consensus.

Results
Starting 2019 the analysis will be provided online through our examination management system called Examfolio. About 3 weeks after the assessment candidates receive a link to the Examfolio website by email, including instructions.  
The results are provided only once. The content of the examination is not disclosed. 

EU-ACME accreditation
Following the EU-ACME credit system successful participation qualifies for 2 credits.  

Resources
Candidates are advised to follow the recommendations of their national curriculum. No specific texts or sources are required or recommended to prepare for the examination. 

The EAU guidelines provide a useful consensus of urological management. 

MCQs (including correct answers) used in the EBU In-Service Assessments are published. Booklets are available for purchase; download the order form here.

REGISTRATION STARTS JULY 2019