Board Certification of young PRM Doctors (by Examination)

Next European PRM Board Examination: May 26, 2023.


The applicants must be PRM doctors trained or specialised in UEMS full member countries, Israel, Serbia and Turkey.


Two situations are considered :
  • Qualified PRM specialists: They must show proof that they are fully certified in PRM in their country (National Certification in a UEMS full member country, Israel, Serbia or Turkey) and present their professional curriculum vitae to the National Manager.
  • PRM trainees: PRM trainees can sit the EBPRM examination from year 3 of a specialist training programme in UEMS full member countries, Israel, Serbia and Turkey, at the discretion of the training programme director. Even if they pass the Board Examination, they will not receive the Board Certificate until they will be officially certified in their country.


The procedure to sit the Board examination:

The examination is computer based. Depending on the country, the candidates will take the exam in computer rooms (CR) or will bring their own laptops (BYOL) at the examination venue and use a WiFi connection to access the examination server through internet. A specific software will be used in both conditions to lock computers to avoid any other internet access during the exam. In case of BYOL examination, it is the responsibility of the candidate to have a compatible laptop (please check technical specifications which will be announced later). The list of countries organising the examination this year:

Country BEx type BEx City
Belgium CR Brussels
Croatia BYOL Zagreb
Finland BYOL Helsinki
France BYOL Reims
Germany CR Munich
Greece BYOL Athens
Ireland BYOL Dublin
Israel BYOL Beer Sheva
Italy CR Ancona
Latvia BYOL Riga
Poland CR Warszawa
Portugal BYOL Porto
Slovenia TBA Ljubljana
Spain BYOL Madrid
Switzerland CR Bern
The Netherlands BYOL Rotterdam
Turkey CR Istanbul
United Kingdom BYOL Liverpool
TBA: To be announced; The actual organization of the exam will depend on apllications/registrations for the BEx23.


Candidates wishing to sit Board examination must proceed in the following order:

Step 1: Payment of Registration Fee

Regular Board Registration fee for Certification by Examination: 200 Euros.

The registration fee for the BEx is reduced to 120 Euro in countries where the BEx is mandatory because it is part of their national qualification system for PRM (those countries are Belgium, Malta, Slovenia, and Switzerland).

Method of payment: Payment by bank, in EUROS, account of the UEMS PRM Section: Account name: AISBL UEMS/S.PHYS.& REHAB., SWIFT/BIC GEBABEBB, IBAN BE57 0016 7441 7535, Brussels, Belgium Address Bank : MONTAGNE DU PARC 3, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Candidates who have failed can sit the exam once more without further payment, provided that they sit the exam within one year from the year they failed. Candidates who were absent will have the right to sit the exam within the next two years without further fee payment. A new application is mandatory in both cases (i.e. they have to follow again steps 2 & 3 of the application – registration procedure).


Step 2: Registration – Application

Registration for BEX is now closed.


Step 3: Validation of the Registration File

The candidate must contact his/her National Manager, in order to submit the registration file for validation. The National Manager will examine the registration file and certify that training and National qualifications have been done according to the National and European standards and criteria. The registration file will be returned to candidate after completion of certification procedure. It is the responsibility of the candidate to submit the registration file to National Manager for validation within the deadline given below. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the application period. The Registration File consists of the following documents:

  • Copy of fee payment receipt, issued by your bank
  • Copy of the registration – application (sent to the candidate by email at Step 2)
  • Logbook duly completed and signed by the local Director of Training – DOWNLOAD the logbook
  • National PRM Qualification (for qualified PRM doctors)

After the closing of the procedure, all submissions will be verified for validation granted by National Managers and fee payment. Applications that are not validated by National Managers and those without complete payments will be REJECTED.


For detailed information about the examination, please consult the Examination Protocol for BEx23 and the Blueprint of EBPRM Examination 2023.


Important Notice

The procedure, including validation by National Manager must be completed until March 31, 2023.

No applications will be accepted after this date. It is the responsibility of the candidate to be aware of and comply with application deadlines. After the closing of the procedure, all submissions will be verified for fee payment and validation granted by National Managers. Applications without complete payments and those not validated by National Managers will be REJECTED. Candidates applying until the end of February will receive access to the examination platform and the exam simulator at the end of March. All other candidates will receive their login credentials at the end of April. The examination is computer based and permanent internet connection is required for the whole duration of the exam. The European PRM Board is not liable for technical issues related to the computers, network or internet connection used to access the exam. In case of BYOL examination, it is the responsibility of the candidates to bring a compatible computer* in the exam venue and assure its connection to local WiFi. The European PRM Board cannot reimburse any personal and travel expenses in the unlikely event of exam cancelation due to technical issues. Details regarding place and time will be provided by National Managers. Results are announced in the form of pass/fail, by National Managers, after Jury Meeting.


*Compatible Operating Systems:

The latest stable release of Safe Exam Browser (SEB) must be downloaded, installed and executed to access the examination server (detailed instructions will be given in due time). Please click here to see the operating system requirements for SEB.

Internet connection will be required for the whole duration of the exam. Please note that the configuration is given as a general guide and is subject to changes according to the updates/upgrades issued by software providers.


Suggested References for the Board Exam preparation:

  1. Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. “Educational Resources” published by the European PRM Board. Please click here to access it and log in as a “guest”
  3. Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine for Medical Students
  4. e-Book and papers published by the Professional Practice Committee of UEMS PRM Section (i.e. e-book the field of competence of PRM physicians part 1 and part 2)
  5. To get a general idea about the exam, Questions from the exam held in 1999 are available here. These questions are provided by the PRM European Board for study purposes only. These are actual board exam questions, but they have been permanently removed from examination item banks and will no longer be used on any PRM Board examinations. With the exception of these questions, the PRM Board does not share exam questions with anyone.