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Exam Application

Application information

An application form is available online and requires the signature of a Diplomate of the College, who sponsors the candidate by certifying that training has been followed to permit sitting for the examination.

*under construction – updated forms for online application will be available soon

If you are uncertain of your eligibility to take the exam, please complete our quick eligibility check and feedback will be provided on your current position.

Exam Quick Eligibility Check (59.2 KiB, 1,130 hits)

An application is valid for only one year.

The signing sponsor should be the person most responsible for the candidate’s training. When this is not possible the applicant should provide an appropriate explanation to the Council. In cases where the supervisor of training is not a Diplomate of the ECVP, the signature of a Diplomate must be obtained to signify that the training has been reviewed for adequacy and is consistent with requirements of the College.

Completed application forms accompanied by the examination fee* of 600 EUROS (candidates who intend to take the full examination – first or repeated attempt) or 300 EUROS (candidates who intend to retake parts of the examination that they failed in previous years) must be received by the ECVP Office, postmarked not later than August 1st preceding the year of examination.

*To download payment details for payment by bank transfer or credit cards click below. Payment details should be submitted to the ECVP Office.

Exam Fee (59.7 KiB, 1,010 hits)

Exam Fee (153.5 KiB, 1,045 hits)

Eligibility to sit the examination is determined by the Council in early October; applicants are promptly notified as to acceptance. If the applicant’s credentials are not accepted, or if candidates withdraw from the examination prior to December 1st, fees are refunded, except for a 10 percent processing charge. No refunds are made after this date.

An individual who has received an unfavorable ruling regarding qualifications to sit the examination may appeal against this decision. Such an appeal must be received in writing to the secretary within 30 days of the date of the letter informing the individual of the unfavorable decision.


Withdrawal prior to the examination or failure to appear for the examination will not constitute an attempt to sit all or any part(s) of the exam, but will count as one of the years for which repeat candidates are eligible to pass any previously failed part(s). A candidate’s illness during preparation for, or during the actual examination, will not be considered a valid reason to waive the rules of the College. In the event a candidate starts, but is unable to complete the examination, results will be determined for all sections for which the candidate is scheduled, regardless of the number of sections completed.


Last Updated: May 20th, 2019