Examination Section / / European Board of Paediatric Surgery.

Regulations and Guidelines

Part One of the exam

The Candidate must hold a basic medical qualification recognised for registration by a National Association to sit Part One. You should submit your completed application form, your up to date;


  1. CV...

  2. Two passport sized photographs...

  3. Your examination fee...


Candidates may only sit the Part One Examination
once per year. 

If a candidates fails the Part One Examation, he/she must wait until the following year before he/she can resit the examination.

The Part One Certificate is valid for three years.


Part Two of the exam

Part Two must be attempted within a timescale of three years from success in Part One.

Once Part Two has been attempted Part One becomes valid in perpetuity.


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Passed EBPS part one...

  2. Must have completed an approved paediatric surgery training course in your own country and be able to provide proof of this...

  3. If your own country does not have an exit exam, we will accept a written letter from your supervisor confirming that you have completed a training scheme and that he/she feels it appopriate that you sit the EBPS Part Two...

  4. You must provide your log book or operative summary signed by your training supervisor...

  5. You must submit your complete part two application form, two passport sized photographs and your full up to date cv with the above documentation...

Incomplete applications will be rejected.


Why sit the exam?

Comments from people who have sat the exams.

  • I am a paediatric surgeon with an international mindset and wish to work in other countries at some point, and with this certificate I hope to give credit to my international mindset

    Part One // Participant

  • Why do you wish to sit the EBPS Examination banner: "Updating knowledge, CME and professional upgrading"

    Part One // Participant

  • It is a standardised, well conducted examination for paediatric surgery and I hope in future it will be accepted all around"

    Part One // Participant