EAACI Knowledge Exam

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EAACI has held the European Examination in Allergology and Clinical Immunology annually since 2008. Many candidates and members of numerous National Societies have already successfully passed the exam.

The exam is based on revised questions from a question pool prepared by EAACI Task Force members and members from different European centres. These questions are constantly updated and revised. The questions address topics of allergology including allergens, dermatology, respiratory and pediatric allergy, anaphylaxis, venom hypersensitivity, drug and food hypersensitivity. Furthermore, issues such as pregnancy and allergology, occupational allergies, eosinophilic disorders, mastocytosis, and CI-INH deficiency are covered. It also assesses basic immunology and clinical immunology (auto-immunity and immune deficiency). The exam lasts for three hours and has 120 multiple-choice questions, all in English.

The EAACI/UEMS Knowledge Examination in Allergology and Clinical Immunology takes place every year during the EAACI Congress. It does not replace or provide a substitute for existing national examinations held regularly by national bodies, although we expect it to help raise the standard of Allergology and Clinical Immunology in Europe.
11th EAACI/UEMS Examination in Allergology and Clinical Immunology
EAACI Congress, 26 May 2018, Munich, Germany.


The application submission period was from 1 February until 31 March 2018 at 24:00 CET. The exam application submission period is now closed.

Scope of the EAACI examination:
Following the initiative of UEMS to standardise the training curriculum of allergologists/clinical immunologists in Europe (Allergy 59:579-588, 2004), the EAACI Knowledge Exam aims to further improve the standards of our specialty by providing a European exam in allergology and clinical immunology.

The EAACI Knowledge Exam:
  • Helps to harmonise the educational level of allergology and clinical immunology throughout Europe
  • Gives an input for the standardisation of the professional examinations for specialisation in allergology and clinical immunology among European national societies
  • Helps societies by providing a regular written exam, at a consistent international level
  • Identifies those colleagues able to fulfil the standards of knowledge for a continuous professional development

Admission to the examination:
The EAACI examination is open to EAACI members and non-members.
Click here to become an EAACI member, as you will save substantial costs.

Types of examination:
All exam questions are in English.

  • EAACI Knowledge Exam
The exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions in allergology (70%) and basic / clinical immunology (30%).

  • EAACI Pediatric Exam
For the first time in 2018, EAACI has collaborated with its Pediatric Section to incorporate a pediactric track into the exam.
This track consists of 120 multiple-choice questions, of which 100 questions are based on allergology and basic / clinical immunology, (70% and 30%, respectively), and 20 are specialised pediatric questions.

Terms & Conditions:

  • The candidates have to specify in their application which exam they are applying for (EAACI Knowledge Exam or Pediatric Exam)
  • The questions are carefully formulated and reviewed by an international board of experts in allergology and clinical immunology, together with a specialised, professional institution (Institute of Medical Education or IML, University of Bern, Switzerland), which also supervises the evaluation of the examination.
  • A minor part of the exam is designed using so-called Script Concordance Test (SCT) questions.
  • The background of required knowledge is based on the currently existing modern textbooks, preferably but not exclusively in English. Furthermore, a list of recent publications related to the possible questions is provided. The exam does not contain a practical section.

Terms of Cancellation:
Cancellation of registration: Notification of cancellation must be sent in writing to EAACI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations received up to 11 May 2018 will be refunded (minus EUR 50 cancellation fee). After 11 May 2018, no refunds will be made.

Costs of the EAACI Knowledge Exam:

It is EAACI’s intention to make the exam as accessible as possible for all candidates. For this reason EAACI has been able to reduce the exam fee. Please find the table of exam fees below.

In addition, UEMS has agreed to support eligible candidates with a further reduction. Applications can be submitted together with the regular exam application. In order to be eligible for UEMS support, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

The candidate for UEMS support should:
  • Be in training to become a medical specialist  / or recently have been accredited as specialist (< 5 years)
  • Intend to work as an allergist (not necessarily from a country where an official allergy speciality exists)
  • Adhere to the core curriculum in their training programme
  • Be willing to attend the UEMS Section & Board meeting at the EAACI Annual Congress, taking place after the exam, to give a short insight into their future plans.



 

With approved UEMS support

Regular fee

EAACI Member

EUR 200

EUR 100

Non-member

EUR 400

EUR 300

Reduced fee*

EAACI Member

EUR 100

EUR  50

Non-member

EUR 400

EUR 300

* Candidates from countries with GNP of less than USD 10,000 according to the World Bank Report.

Evaluation of the EAACI Knowledge Exam:
The examination is evaluated by IML (Institute for Medical Teaching, IML, Bern, Switzerland). Information about the achieved points is provided within 4 weeks after the exam. A certificate is provided if the exam is passed successfully.

Prepare for the exam
Literature: When you are preparing for your exam we recommend a range of literature, please see exam resources.

Self-assessment: You can practice with the online self-assessment module. This represents a shorter version of how the exam is structured. Please register for the self-assessment tool, select the EAACI-UEMS Exam and start practicing.


Legal aspects:
The registration for the examination implies the acceptance that the result of the examination is ultimate and no legal debate of the final decision is possible.

For more information about the exam, please contact:
EAACI Headquarters
Hagenholzstrasse 111
3rd Floor
8050 Zurich
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 44 205 55 33
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Last updated 04 April 2018
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