EBU Online Written Examination
Date: Friday 16 November 2018
Time (local): 14.30-16.30 hrs.
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.
The applicant meets one of the following criteria.
Trained as part of an official national urology training programme in a UEMS/EBU member country. The training must be completed before 31 October 2019.
Holding a certificate of accreditation in urology issued in a UEMS/EBU member country.
Holding a certificate of accreditation in urology issued in a non-UEMS/EBU member country.
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 EBU 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
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
Polish or English
German or English
Pearson VUE test centres
CLICK HERE to view the list potential Pearson VUE test centres in UEMS/EBU member countries. The potential cities are listed in the online registration system and the applicant must select 2 different preferred cities.
- In Austria, Georgia, Hungary, Poland and Turkey the available seats are reserved for the national exam candidates.
- In the Middle Eastern countries Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen centres are closed due to the weekend.
- In Iran and Syria there are no test centres due to OFAC regulations.
- An applicant who can only to sit the exam in a non-UEMS/EBU member country must contact the EBU office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about the options before starting the online registration.
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.
The online registration is available until 31 August 2018 23.59 hrs CET.
Step 1: Apply online
- Fill in your personal information. In case the registration is done by a third party, the registrant is responsible for submitting the correct candidate details.
- Select 2 different preferred cities for taking the examination.
- Choose the debtor payment option. The invoice will be sent to the debtor.
- Pay the examination fee. The 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. Once the registration is completed, the selected cities can no longer be changed.
Step 2: Submit supporting documents
After completion of the online registration process, the applicant 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 2018.
A final-year residents submits:
- Statement EBU Online Written Examination 2018. This document must be signed by the Programme Director and submitted in the original format (copy not accepted).
- Photocopy of passport or identity card.
A certified urologists submits:
- Photocopy of the qualification as a urologist issued by the responsible national authority.
- Photocopy of passport or identity card.
Additional information and/or English translation may be requested.
Step 3: Receive confirmation of enrollment
After the documents have been received and evaluated, the candidate will be informed by e-mail whether the application has been accepted.
Step 4: Receive confirmation of venue
The candidate will be informed by Pearson VUE by email about the test centre details by 29 October 2018 at the latest.
It is recommended to finalise any travel arrangements only after the examination venue has been confirmed. Candidates requiring a visa must consider the visa’s application process.
A cancellation must be reported by e-mail (email@example.com). The following fees apply.
- Cancellation by the applicant received on, or before 1 November 2018.
- 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 2018.
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.
Results will be announced by email first. Candidates will also receive a letter with their result by postal mail approximately 4 weeks after the examination. For successful candidates a Certification of Completion is included.
The results are provided only once. The content of the examination is not disclosed.
Following the EU-ACME credit system successful participation qualifies for 2 credits.
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.