EBU Online Written Examination
Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Time (local): 14.30-16.30 hrs.
Venues: Pearson VUE test centres
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 and concerns the entire range of urological topics including basic science. The exam must be completed within 2 hours.
The candidate meets one of the following criteria.
Candidate EBU member country
Trained as part of an official national urology training programme in an EBU member country. The training must be completed before, or on 31 October 2020.
Holding a certificate of accreditation in urology issued in an EBU member country.
Candidate non-EBU member country
Holding a certificate of accreditation in urology issued in a non-EBU member country.
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.
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-EBU member country is eligible to take the EBU Online Written Examination, however not the EBU Oral Examination.
Examination fee per candidate
Candidate EBU member country
Candidate non-EBU member country
The official language of the examination is English.
In these countries the examination is co-organised under the auspices of the national urological associations.
Austria, Georgia, Hungary and Turkey
Pearson VUE test centres
- The examination is organised in collaboration with Pearson VUE and taken at one
of its’s secured test centres.
- In the online registration a candidate identifies 2 preferred cities. To view the
potential cities CLICK HERE.
- The objective is to have candidates take the examination in, or as close as possible
to either city of their choice.
- A candidate who can only sit the examination in a country which is not listed
should contact the EBU office (firstname.lastname@example.org) before starting the online
- In Austria, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey the available
seats are reserved for the national exam candidates.
Procedure registration and examination
Important note: The candidate must be registered with names as stated in passport/ID. Access to the Pearson VUE test centre can only be guaranteed when the candidate’s registration matches the passport/ID presented!
Step 1: Apply online. Registration closes 1 September 2019 at 23:59 CET.
- Fill in the personal information. In case the registration is done by a third
party, the registrant is responsible for submitting the correct candidate details.
- Select 2 preferred cities for taking the examination.
- Choose the debtor payment option. The invoice will be sent to the debtor.
- Pay the examination fee. Payment can be done by credit card only and is
processed upon completion of the registration.
- Complete the registration and press “Finish”. The registrant receives an automated
confirmation of registration by email.
Step 2: Submit supporting documents by postal mail
After completion of the online registration process, the candidate is required to submit the necessary supporting documents by postal mail. Applications are only further processed when the following documents have been delivered at the EBU office by postal mail, on or before 21 September 2019.
Final-year resident submits an EBU statement. This statement must be signed by the Programme Director and submitted in the original format (no photocopy).
Certified urologist submits a photocopy of the Certification of Accreditation in Urology issued by the responsible national authority.
Additional information and/or English translation may be requested.
Step 3: Receive information about eligibility from EBU
The EBU will inform the candidate by email (email@example.com) whether the application has been accepted after the application and supporting documents have been processed.
Step 4: Receive confirmation of participation from EBU
The EBU will confirm the candidate’s participation by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) latest
27 September 2019 listing instructions on how to proceed. In order to take the examination the candidate must book the examination through the Pearson VUE website.
Step 5: Book the examination with Pearson VUE
Based on the confirmation of participation email sent by the EBU (email@example.com) the candidate must book the examination through the Pearson VUE website before 18 October 2019. The placement is done on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.
After booking the examination the candidate receive automated confirmation of participation by email from Pearson VUE. This email contains the test centre details and procedures.
Important note: National exam candidates from Austria, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey do not need to book their examination as their examinations are booked by Pearson VUE.
Step 6: Take the examination at the allocated Pearson VUE test centre
The candidate follows the instructions provided in the Pearson VUE exam booking confirmation and takes the exam at the allocated test centre. The examination is officially held between 14.30-16.30 hrs. local time. It is not allowed to take the examination before the assigned time.
Step 7: Receive the results
Starting 2019 the analysis will be provided online through EBU examination management system Examfolio. About 3 weeks after the examination the candidate will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org including a link to the Examfolio website and instructions how to view the results. At the same time a result letter, including Certificate of Completion (if applicable) is sent by postal mail.
The content of the examination is not disclosed.
A cancellation must be reported by e-mail (email@example.com). The following fees apply.
- Cancellation by the candidate received on, or before 14 October 2019.
- Cancellation by the EBU if the candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria.
The examination fee will be reimbursed after deduction of the cancellation fee.
100% examination fee
- Cancellation by the candidate received on, or after 15 October 2019.
- Access to the Pearson VUE test centre denied because the ID/passport does not
match the registration.
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 with anomalous performance statistics are removed if the question is found problematic by consensus.
Following the EU-ACME credit system participation qualifies for 2 credits.
No specific texts or sources are required to prepare for the examination.
The EAU guidelines provide a useful consensus of urological management.
MCQs used in previous In-Service Assessments are published and can be a useful resource. Booklets are available for purchase; download the order form here.