Information for exam applicants

Since it is still uncertain how the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve in 2021 the Nurses and Midwives Certification Committee decided to organise the next exam online on Saturday 12 June 2021 at 13h00 CEST. 
The online applications for the 2021 exam will be available from 15 October 2020 until 19 March 2021 (or until maximum capacity is reached). Participants who were already accepted for the 2020 exam need not reapply. New applications are welcome through this platform only and will only be considered for review when accompanied by payment of the exam fee.


  • be an ESHRE member

  • hold a nursing or midwifery degree (*)

  • provide evidence of your degree in English (**)

  • have a comprehensive understanding of the English language

  • two years of clinical experience as a MAR nurse or midwife when submitting the logbook

  • submit a digital logbook including one ethical dilemma (completed over a maximum of two years)

  • pay a non-refundable fee of 50 Euro

  • pass the exam, with a minimum score of 66%, within three years after having the digital logbook and ethical case approved 

* A nurse or midwife is someone registered as a nurse or midwife in their country after having obtained a formal Nursing/Midwifery education. This education should be at bachelor level or in line with requirements specified in article 31 of 2005/36/EC; amongst others: after 10 years of general education and at least 3 years of study (4600 hours) ( If it is unclear whether your nursing or midwifery degree meets these requirements, ESHRE will expect you to have your degree validated by EP-Nuffic. This process will be coordinated via ESHRE at a non-refundable reduced rate of 50 Euro (excl. VAT) for ESHRE members.

** This English version could have been provided by your University (college) or you could have your degree translated to English by an official translator. Another option is to have your degree validated by EP-Nuffic, as the staff of EP-Nuffic can process degrees in many different languages. The validation process will be coordinated via ESHRE for a charge of 50 Euro.