European Certificate in Nephrology Examination (ECNeph)

The European Certificate in Nephrology (ECNeph) Examination is designed to assess a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the clinical sciences relevant to specialist medical practice, and of common or important disorders to a level appropriate for a newly appointed Nephrology specialist.

The format of the ECNeph Examination is as follows:

  • Best-of-five format with clinical scenarios
  • Two three-hour papers of 100 questions each

Additional features are:

  • One annual diet per specialty
  • Electronic test taken on a computer at a testing centre

Candidates who are Nephrology trainees, mostly will sit the examination in their penultimate year of specialist training. What to expect in a Pearson VUE test centre


Applications for this exam must be made on the ECNeph Examination website and test scheduling will be completed by ECNeph Administrators and Pearson VUE on your behalf. For more details, please visit the ECNeph website.


Please note that any subsequent cancellation of your test must be conducted through the ECNeph Administrators.