About Certification RTPU

Standardising urological training in Europe

Application

Application deadlines:

  • 1 March
  • 1 September

Information

Fees:

  • 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)

Documentation

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

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.

Steps:

  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.