European Board of Paediatrics Exams





(currently closed)



The European Board of Paediatrics examination assesses the basic knowledge needed to underpin paediatric training. It is as an exam for trainees who have completed at least 3 years’ basic training, but who have not necessarily progressed to ’specialist’ training. However, it will also serve as an assessment of knowledge for trainees near the end of their training, or as an assessment of continuing knowledge for established paediatricians. It has been developed in collaboration with CESMA and the UEMS. Both have endorsed the exam.

The Next EAP|EBP Examination

Keep an eye on our website for the announcement of the next examination!


If you have any questions please contact us on ebpexam@eapaediatrics.eu.



Paediatric trainees in European* centre €250
Paediatric trainees in overseas centres €450
Paediatricians in substantive posts €450
Group Rate** – 10 or more Paediatric Trainees from European centres € 200
Group Rate** – 25 or more Paediatric Trainees from European centres €175
Group Rate** – 10 or more Paediatric Trainees from overseas centres  €400
Group Rate** – 25 or more Paediatric Trainees from overseas centres  €375
EAP National Society Rate (up to 5 applicants)**  €150
*Europe includes all 51 states as defined here.

Paediatricians training in Europe, in low or low-middle income countries, as defined by the World Bank, are entitled to a further 25% reduction. Currently this would include the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


Visit the “About” Section for more information on the EBP Exam.

What does the exam mean?

This exam is an assessment of basic knowledge, and successful candidates will get a certificate demonstrating that their theoretical knowledge of paediatrics has achieved a level to satisfy the UEMS. CESMA – the European body tasked with monitoring training assessment in Europe, has been involved with the exam from its inception, and their approval of the exam is anticipated once it has been running for a couple of years.

However it is not intended as a measure of completion of training. Assessment of knowledge is one component of assessing trainee competency, but needs to be taken into account with other measures (such as clinical skills and competencies, and volume of experience) before training can be properly assessed as complete.

As a European exam, no national medical body can be obliged to recognise the exam in their country, and it will not guarantee admission to any training program, but it will be valuable evidence of a level of training that will be recognised as such across Europe.

Who should take the exam?

As suggested above, the main group for whom this exam is designed is trainees in paediatrics. These may be in Europe  (where they could be training in hospital based or community based posts) but the exam may also be valuable for trainees overseas, especially those looking for European experience*. We also believe that the exam may be useful for general practitioners who want additional paediatric experience, or for established paediatricians wanting to undertake CPD/revalidation.
*but please note the section below  

Who can apply?

The exam is intended as a measure of basic paediatric training. It is open to all trainees who are in a recognised training institute, whether within Europe or elsewhere in the world. Applicants will need to provide a letter of confirmation from their training institute that certifies the trainee is a qualified doctor, and is training in paediatrics.

We also believe that fully qualified paediatricians may also find this exam useful for confirming their ongoing professional development, or for ‘revalidation’. Applicants with substantive posts in paediatrics can therefore also apply, again needing a letter from their institution confirming their position. 

What are the exam regulations?

The exam regulations can be downloaded here. By registering for the EBP examination, the candidate confirms that he/she adheres to the terms and conditions as stipulated within this binding document.

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