Information for exam applicants

The next exam will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday 4 July 2020. The exam will be fully electronic using devices provided by ESHRE. Applications open on 15 October 2019 and close on 31 May 2020 (or until maximum capacity is reached). Applications will be reviewed, and candidates will be informed by the end of April 2020.


  • 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.