European fellowship in reproductive medicine

EFRM exam

The online applications for the 2022 exam will open 1 February 2022. If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail.

ESHRE's collaboration with the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) goes back almost 20 years in setting a syllabus for subspecialty training in reproductive medicine. Now, in a move to enhance this collaboration further and validate individual skills and training in reproductive medicine, ESHRE is introducing a subspecialty examination in which successful candidates will become European Fellows of Reproductive Medicine (EFRM) and qualified to use the title EFRM‐ESHRE/EBCOG.

The examination aims to assess the knowledge and skills gained by candidates during their subspecialty training in reproductive medicine and provide formal recognition of them.


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).

The ESHRE/EBCOG EFRM examination consists of two parts:

  • Part 1 is a knowledge based assessment process
  • Part 2 is an objective clinical examination

Candidates can only sit the Part 2 examination after they have passed Part 1.

Timeline upcoming exams

 2021 EFRM Exam - Part 2

 2021 EFRM Exam - Part 2

 1 September - 30 November 2021
 2021 EFRM Exam Part 2
 (@Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy)

 July 2022 (exact date to be   confirmed)
 Results Part 2

 by end of August 2022


 2022 EFRM Exam - Part 1

 2022 EFRM Exam - Part 1

 1 February 2022 - 15 May 2022
 2022 EFRM Exam Part 1

 Date to be confirmed
 Results Part 1

 To be confirmed

 Exam fees


Part 1  Part 2

 ESHRE Member

 450 500 


 550  600

 Hard copy certificate 

(in Euro, VAT exclusive) 

Guide for applicants