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ESHRE certification for clinical embryologists

Certification Clinical Embryologists

The applications for the 2024 exam were available until 4 December 2023 (11:59 am CET, noon). We have reached the maximum capacity for applicants working outside of Europe* for the 2024 online embryology exam, which has activated the waiting list. Please do not contact the Central Office to check on your status on the waiting list. All communication will be sent via the application platform, so we ask all waiting list applicants to regularly check their messages. Until 15 March 2024, we will contact the applicants on the waiting list in chronological order as and when spaces become available.
The exam will take place online on Saturday, 8 June 2024.

* Europe as defined by ESHRE (see p68-69 of the internal rules)

All communication related to the applications will be sent via the application platformIf you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail.

What to prepare for your application:

  • A copy of your highest obtained diploma in natural science. A copy of your BSc will be asked when uploading your MSc or PhD
  • A copy of your academic transcript (list of scores)
  • An official English translation of your diploma and your academic transcript
  • An official name change document (if necessary)
  • A copy of your passport or ID
  • One or more logbooks signed by applicant and respective supervisor. Only the format available in the application will be accepted. If you have applied before, make sure to update your current logbook
  • Two references, different from your supervisor
  • A resume in Europass format (containing at least the items in the given template). Only a CV in Europass format will be considered; other formats will not be reviewed.

All documents should be uploaded in PDF format!

You will need to sign a submission form after completing your application. This form will only become available when your application is ready. Make sure you are applying for the correct level (clinical or senior). It will not be possible to change your exam level after submitting your application. All submitted applications are confirmed by e-mail. You will receive a separate e-mail containing a payment link for the 150 Euro (excl VAT) exam fee. Only paid applications will be reviewed.

Please make sure to have read the rules & requirements before starting an application.

If you have any more questions regarding your application, please contact certification@eshre.eu.

Why would clinical embryologists do it?

  • To demonstrate basic or advanced knowledge of Clinical Embryology
  • To obtain the most internationally recognised clinical embryology certification
  • To acquire an international ESHRE certificate formally recognized by CESMA (Council for European Specialist Medical Assessment)
  • To officially record your Clinical Embryologist status on the list of ESHRE certified clinical embryologists
  • To be able to participate in the ESHRE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) System
  • To receive an official (produce/print) annual CPD certificate demonstrating educational, professional and scientific activity
  • To officially record your CPD status on the world map of ESHRE-certified and CPD-active clinical embryologists
  • To facilitate the opportunity to practise internationally 


While the certification by ESHRE® is based on compliance with certain objective criteria at a given point in time, certification cannot - under any circumstance - be a guarantee for successful future treatments. ESHRE®, its agents or any of its personnel shall not be liable, in any way, for (in)direct or consequential damages that might occur following the certification (such as - but not limited to - damage to third parties).