EAACI Knowledge Exam


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.

The 13th EAACI/UEMS Knowledge Exam will take place during the EAACI Congress 2020 in London, on Saturday 6 June 2020.

Application submission will be available at a later stage.

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.
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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
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.

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


EUR 400

EUR 300

Reduced fee*

EAACI Member

EUR 100

EUR  50


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 6 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.

Practice now (in German)

Practice now (in English)

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
Telephone: +41 44 205 55 33
E-mail: education@eaaci.org

Last updated 23 October 2019
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