Certification Procedures

Certification of PRM Doctors

Board certification does not give an academic qualification but it means that the candidate has reached the European standards of competence in PRM. Above all, these procedures of certification and accreditation are the basis for a European network for intellectual exchanges and fellowship and for the clarification of the structure and activities of PRM for both Public Authorities and the general public.

Benefits for PRM Certified Specialists

The European Board of PRM is implementing a set of benefits for PRM Board Certified Specialists as well as for Board registered trainees:

There are three routes to become certified by the PRM Board of UEMS:

  • If you are a Final Year Trainee or a Young PRM Doctor, you need to sit the Examination, which is organized every year by the Board, on June 18 in 2021 and on the last Friday of May thereafter starting from 2022.
  • If you have practiced PRM as a licensed specialist for 10 years or more, you can apply for Board Certification by Equivalence.
  • If you were Board Certified more than 10 years ago, you will need to apply for Board Recertification.
To read more about the procedures regarding certification of PRM Specialists, please click on the following links:

Board Certification for young PRM Doctors (by Examination)

Board Certification of PRM Doctors by Equivalence

Board Recertification of PRM Doctors

Board Certification of Trainers and Training Centres

Certification and Recertification of Trainers

Certification and Recertification of Training Centres


Conditional Endorsement of Training Programs in European Countries

1. which are not part of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, Serbia or Turkey

2. in which the medical specialty of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) is either officially recognized or not


3. the medical specialty of PRM is still under construction

Conditional Endorsement of Training Programs in European Countries