About Certification RTPU

Standardising urological training in Europe


Application deadlines:

  • 1 March
  • 1 September



  • Application €300
  • Certification €1.500
  • Re-certification €1.000 (in case a centre submits a new application before the end of the current certification term)


Required documentation:

  • Written training programme in English
  • Proof of national accreditation RTPU
  • List of publications 2018-2019
  • EBU Logbook of all residents covering their training period in the institution

Let´s make a mark

A distinctive measure of quality control

The title “EBU Certified Centre” is a mark of quality control. We perform an objective evaluation of the training programme and identify areas in need of improvement.

For today & tomorrow

Certification comes with several advantages for now and the future

  • The quality control procedure reflects the high standards maintained by a centre.
  • Participating centres aim to implement best practices in healthcare in a consistent and transparent manner.
  • Certified centres attract (inter)national residents interested in high-quality training.


Together with our RTPU Certified Centres we set the standards of high quality training centres throughout Europe.

“European standardisation of training will facilitate cross-border communication between urologists which will in turn benefit our patients.”

Dr. Stein Överby (Sykehuset i Vestfold, Tonsberg)

Certification procedure

Criteria, Guidelines & Steps

  • The urology training programme has a minimum duration of five years.
  • The urology training programme must meet national standards as defined by the national official organisations.
  • Based on the scoring system certification is granted for either three or five years.


  1. Online application
  2. Submit required documentation by email
  3. Online blinded evaluation by EBU Certification Committee
  4. Review of the application at the Certification Committee meeting
  5. One-day site visit by two committee members
  6. Evaluation of the site visit at the Certification Committee meeting
  7. A Certificate of Accreditation is sent by postal delivery
  8. Centre details are published on our website.