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Eligibility, registration and fees: adult exam

Eligibility and documentation


European Diploma

Eligibility criteria
  • Qualified specialist in adult respiratory medicine OR a current, final-year post-graduate trainee in adult respiratory medicine
  • Qualified medical practitioner with current, full medical registration (except final-year trainees)
  • In good professional standing
Required documentation
  • National accreditation or written equivalent as a specialist in adult respiratory medicine OR attestation of current position as a final-year trainee in adult respiratory medicine
  • Current certificate of full medical registration (except final-year trainees)
  • University-awarded medical degree
  • Completed curriculum vitae according to HERMES examination template
  • Recent photograph
Optional documentation
  • Letter of endorsement (for example, from the head of your hospital or from your national society president or secretary general)

In-training

Eligibility criteria
  • Current post-graduate trainee in adult respiratory medicine                                                                                                                                                              
  • In good professional standing
Required documentation
  • Attestation of current position as trainee in adult respiratory medicine
  • University-awarded medical degree
  • Completed curriculum vitae according to HERMES examination template
  • Recent photograph

Self-assessment

Eligibility criteria
  • Qualified medical practitioner with current full medical registration                                                                                                                                                          
  • In good professional standing
Required documentation
  • Current certificate of full medical registration
  • University-awarded medical degree
  • Completed curriculum vitae according to HERMES examination template
  • Recent photograph

Examination fees

European Diploma In-training Self-assessment
ERS Member €310 €170 €170
Non-member €410 €270 €270

Notes:

  • You do not have to register for the ERS International Congress to sit the ERS HERMES examination
  • Registration for the ERS HERMES examination does not register you for the ERS International Congress
  • Reduced fees are one of the many benefits of becoming a member. Find out more
  • Additional reduced fees apply to candidates who are sent by their national societies to sit the examination as part of the final-year national exit examination. Find out more

CME credits

For an additional €10, you can obtain CME credits for sitting the ERS HERMES examination.

You will receive:

  • 51 CME credits if you sit and pass the European Diploma examination
  • 6 CME credits if you sit the In-training or Self-assessment examination, or you sit and fail the European Diploma examination

The ERS HERMES examination delivered during the Congress is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP), and approved by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and by the UEMS section of Pneumology.

Registration steps

  1. Check your eligibility and prepare all necessary documentation for your examination category. Note: Each electronic document must be in pdf, jpg, doc, or docx, and be no more than 2MB in size.

  2. Register online through your myERS profile. You will receive a confirmation email shortly after you have completed your online application.

  3. Your registration will be processed within 14 days. If your application has been approved, you will receive an email with payment instructions. If your application has not been approved, you will be contacted by the ERS HERMES examination team via email.

  4. Your registration process is successfully finished once you receive a confirmation of received payment. Note: we advise you to start the registration process well in advance of the deadline, in case we encounter any issues with your application, and to prevent longer processing time before the registration deadline.

Terms and conditions

For full regulations regarding the ERS HERMES examination, check our Terms and conditions.