Part A and In-Training Assessment (ITA)EBEEM UEMS

What is the In-Training Assessment (ITA) /National Exam Belgium and Malta?

The European Board Examination of Emergency Medicine (EBEEM) will provide evidence that a successful candidate has demonstrated in a summative assessment that they are able to function as an independent emergency practitioner.

Applicants are expected to evaluate their experience against the European Emergency Medicine curriculum, and determine their preparedness to take this exam. Demonstration of competence does depend on having had appropriate experience, and experiential learning is key to acquiring clinical skills.

Part A assesses the knowledge basis for Emergency Medicine practice including basic sciences applied to Emergency Medicine. The exam consists of a knowledge test in multiple choice format with 120 questions, some of which are multiple true false format (5 items each true or false) and some are single best answer (5 items - one best answer).

The examination lasts 2.5 hours and is held simultaneously in several centres throughout Europe. The examination is held online, with candidates being given an individual log-in to a central website, which is available only for the duration of the examination. Candidates must take the exam at one of the designated exam centre locations.

The In-training assessment is intended for candidates who are not yet eligible to take the Part A exam. This is a practice test. If you are still in training and have worked for less than 36 months in the emergency department, this is an opportunity for you to experience the exam as practice. If you take the In-training assessment and PASS, you will still be required to formally take the actual Part A exam when you are eligible before receiving any qualification. The In-training is only a practice test.

Also for Belgian and Maltese EM specialist trainees you can take ITA as your formal assessment as it is accepted as your final exam. if you decide to take the ITA instead of the Part A exam the only difference is that with ITA you can't go further to the Part B exam.

The other difference is the pricing. All applicants must pay a pre-registration fee of €100 which is payable upon submission of your application form. This fee is non-refundable. For ITA candidates the assessment sitting fee is only an additional €60.

How can I apply?

 All applicants must submit their part A applications by completing the appropriate online application form. A non-refundable pre-registration fee of €100 must be paid when submitting your application. If your application is successful you will then be required to pay the examination sitting fee (see details on fees here).

 IMPORTANT: Before applying please read carefully all the information on this page about eligibility requirements, preparation guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

The European Board Examination of Emergency Medicine (EBEEM) will provide evidence that a successful candidate is able to function as an independent emergency practitioner in any country in Europe.

Eligibility depends on providing evidence of experience and training in emergency medicine. If a formal training programme is not available in the country of practice, evidence of personal development in matters relating to emergency medicine and evidence of competence in all aspects of the European curriculum should be provided.

The essential criteria for eligibility for the Part A Exam is as follows

You must complete the form in one sitting, as your information will not be saved if you close it. Please be sure to have all documents ready before beginning your application.

STEP 1: Select one of the three applicant types and apply online

A) Non-trainees (Specialist, consultant, or working in the department, post-doctoral training):

All applicants must be doctors who have had at least three years of full time (or equivalent part time) work in emergency medicine and have ensured their experience covers the presentations and content of the European EM curriculum.

You will be asked to provide evidence of support which includes:

  • Online application form
  • Copy of passport
  • CV with photo in English
  • Current medical licence to practice by governing body (example: GMC, SCFHS…)
  • Evidence of having worked for at least 36 months full time in EM, by the time of the exam
  • Letter of support from department head stating how long one has worked in the department
  • Must show minimum of last 2 years of CPD (certificates scanned)
  • Months in EM Form
  • Candidate supervisor support form (signed by supervisor/head of department/clinical lead)

B) Trainees: To have satisfactorily completed the third year (e.g. be in the fourth year or later) of a training programme in Emergency Medicine that is following the European Curriculum.

*A trainee is someone in the middle of a specialist training post or programme in Emergency Medicine

You will be asked to provide evidence of support which includes:

  • Online application form
  • CV with photo in English
  • Current medical licence to practice by governing body (example: GMC, SCFHS…)
  • Evidence of finished 36 months of training programme, by the time of the exam
  • Name of training programme / country / year
  • Letter of support from training programme administrator / department head
  • Months in EM Form 
  • Candidate supervisor support form (signed by supervisor/head of department/clinical lead)

C) In-Training Assessment (ITA) ​or equivalent national exam (Belgium and Malta): for candidates with less than 36 months of training in emergency medicine

The In-training assessment is intended for candidates who are not yet eligible to take the Part A exam. This is a practice test. If you are still in training and have worked for less than 36 months in the emergency department, this is an opportunity for you to experience the exam as practice. If you take the In-training assessment and PASS, you will still be required to formally take the actual Part A exam when you are eligible before receiving any qualification.

This is also the final exam for Emergency Medicine specialist students in Belgium (Flanders) and Malta.

If you are a Belgian or Maltese candidate who is taking the ITA as part of your formal assessment, please be sure to apply online by the correct link choosing ITA exam.

You will be asked to provide evidence of support which includes:

Evidence of registration on your current training programme

Name of training programme, country and year

Letter of support from training programme administrator or department head

STEP 2: Select your Examination Centre Location

The online system will ask you to select your preferred locations. You must make three (3) selections. If the seats are full at your first choice then we will assign you to your second choice. Exam center Stockholm is available for Scandinavia based candidates, Malta is available for Malta based candidates and Florence is only open for candidates working in Europe.

STEP 3: Make Payment

Upon completion of the application you will be prompted to make a payment for the application fee. Please insure you complete this online through the PayPal link.

Once your application has been approved you will be then required to pay the remaining amount.

Resit and Transfer Candidates:

You are required to submit your application online and pay the €100 application fee. If you have sat the EBEEM Part A within the past 12 months, or have been approved to sit the exam in the past 12 months but have failed to do so you are required to submit a simplified application. If you sat the examination more than 12 months ago you will be required to submit your full application again using the main application link, not the resit link.

​Candidates must apply using the email previously used at your Part A exam location (email used for correspondence). If you are having trouble logging in,  you must reset your password: https://www.ortrac.com/account/password

Applications are processed in the order they are received and priority will be given to applicants that apply early.

​Terms and Conditions

By submitting the application I acknowledge and agree that:

  • I must pay the full application fee for each sitting I attempt
  • I may withdraw from the examination no less than 8 weeks prior to the date. I understand that if I withdraw, my fee will only be transferred to another sitting and not refunded. If I withdraw less than 8 weeks prior to the exam date, I will not be entitled to a seat transfer
  • I understand that if my seat is transferred to another date, that I am responsible for paying the difference in fee if there is an increase. The 100 € pre-registration fee has to be paid at each re-sit and it's not refundable.
  • I understand that if I do not receive a visa in time to sit the examination I am not entitled to a refund or seat transfer.
  • I understand that if the examination is cancelled for national security reasons, that neither EBEEM nor EUSEM nor the UEMS Section for Emergency Medicine is responsible for loss or costs incurred.
  • I understand that a seat transfer may only possible in the instance that evidence for serious illness is provided.The seat transfer is only valid for the next exam seating.

EBEEM Regulations

The regulations provide the formal framework whereby the examination will be conducted. All potential candidates should read the regulations carefully before applying. You can read the regulations here.

Read about the development of the examination here.

Quality Assurance Process

On a regular basis QA processes are undertaken for the EBEEM exam to assure that all results have been properly administered.
Thanks to the regular QA process, candidates should be reassured by this transparent process.

Next Part A and ITA Exam Dates

March 1, 2019

Registration opens 3 January, 2019

September 20 , 2019

Exam centres

 
 Antwerp, Belgium

University of Antwerp

Campus Groenenborger

Z building, Rooms: Z.422 and Z.423

Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp

Starting time: 11:00 AM (local time)


Antalya, Turkey

Akdeniz University, School of Medicine

F-Block, Ground Floor, Room #: FZ-15

Medical Informatics Lab

(Tip Bilisimi Uygulama Laboratuari)

Dumlupinar Blvd, Konyaalti 07059, Antalya

GPS Coordinates: 36.897953, 30.658375

Starting time: 13:00 PM (local time)


Florence, Italy (only for Europe based candidates)

Università di Firenze

Centro Didattico - Viale Morgagni 40
50134 Firenze

Room 113

Starting time: 11:00 AM (local time)


Stockholm, Sweden  (only for Scandinavia based candidates)

Södersjukhuset (Stockholm South General Hospital)

Sjukhusbacken 10, SE - 118 83 Stockholm

Starting time: 10:00 AM (local time)


Malta (only for Malta based candidates)

The Postgraduate Medical Centre

IT Lab
Blue Block, third floor
Mater Dei Hospital
Msida, Malta MSD 2090

Starting time: 10:00 AM (local time)