Please be aware that Apple’s latest MacOS, Catalina, does not include support for Adobe Air. Unfortunately, this means that our online exam delivery software will not be compatible with systems running on Catalina as of October 4, 2019. We apologize for this inconvenience, and recommend Mac users with the Catalina OS change their exam-taking device to one that has an approved operating system. Please see page 5 of our technical requirements document for a full list of compatible operating systems.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation:

Testing candidates: Check our COVID-19 Update Page to look for testing availability and review the health and safety measures required for testing.

Appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location. Please note that our customer service wait-times are also longer than usual right now. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please check out our FAQs.

Due to increased demand, check-in wait times may be up to 30 minutes.

Please allow up to five business days for customer support responses from case escalations. We appreciate your patience as we work to help you and other candidates.

European Specialty Examination in Nephrology (ESENeph)

From February 2020, the current Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Nephrology and the European Certificate in Nephrology that was originally developed between the UEMS Renal Section and Boards and the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) will become a single examination called the European Specialty Examination in Nephrology (ESENeph). The 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 ESENeph 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 SCE website and test scheduling for International candidates will be completed by SCE administrators and Pearson VUE. Test scheduling for UK candidates will be completed by candidates themselves once the booking window opens. For more details, please visit the SCE website.


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