Information for exam applicants

The applications for the exam in 2019 will be available online from 5 November 2018 until 29 March 2019 (or until maximum capacity is reached). In April, all submitted applications will be reviewed by the Certification Steering Committee. By end of April all applicants will be informed whether or not their application has been accepted to sit for the exam. The next exam will be held in Vienna, Austria on Saturday 22 June 2019 (15:00-17:15).

Rules and requirements

  • be an ESHRE membermore information on ESHRE membership 

  • have a nurse or midwifery degree (including an official English translation)

  • have two years of clinical experience as an ART nurse or midwife

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

  • complete correctly 66% of the 100 multiple choice questions. You can download the sample exam here


Applicants will be expected to have a good knowledge of the following aspects of clinical embryology.

Model exam

Sample exam Nurses & Midwives Certification

Study buddy for ESHRE nurse and midwife certification

The link between the curriculum and the literature list

Literature list

Suggested reading list