Who can apply for FEAPU exam? Everybody, who is a board certified pediatric surgeon or urologist and is doing or has done a fellowship in pediatric urology. However, the title of a FEAPU can be given only to those, who had her/his pediatric urology training within the UEMS recognized countries. These candidates can perform the written exam at anytime during the fellowship, the oral exam only at the end of the fellowship.
Can someone from a non – UEMS country apply for the exams? YES. From 2014 the exam has been offered to the non-European candidates wishing to take the exams. Those candidates must be a certified urologist or pediatric surgeon and practising paediatric urology.
Do non - UEMS candidates get the same title if they succeed in the exam? NO. The non-UEMS candidates will receive a certificate showing that they passed the oral and written exams, however they cannot use the FEAPU title.
What if a candidate has been trained in a UEMS recognized country but is currently practising in a non European country? They can apply for the exam to get the FEAPU title if they have completed the whole fellowship program and fulfil the criteria.
Will the list of successful candidates who achieved FEAPU or International fellow be announced? Their names will appear on the website of the MJC-PU/EBPU.
Is there any difference between the European Pediatric urology training centers in terms of applicants? FEAPU certificate will be given to the successful candidates who underwent the whole fellowship within the UEMS recognized countries. Otherwise she/he will get the same certification as an international candidate.
Can trainees in urology or pediatric surgery apply for a FEAPU written or oral exams? NO. You need to be board certified urologist or paediatric surgeon.
Do I need to complete my fellowship in pediatric urology to apply for the exams? The written part (MCQs) can be taken anytime during the fellowship. The oral exam can only be taken at the end of the training providing all criteria have been fulfilled and not earlier than three months before the end of the fellowship).
Can the exams be taken separately? YES. However applying for both parts at the same time will be less costly since there will be a single application fee.
Can I apply for the exams throughout the year? All applications for the exams must be submitted online before the deadline (the 10th of October 23:59 Paris time zone). No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
Do I have to pay the exam fee during the application? No, first the application fee must be paid. Once the application has been accepted, the candidate must pay the exam fees before the 30th of November. If fees are not paid, the candidate will be barred from taking the exams.
What documents do I need to send to get accepted for the exams? Please visit the Guidance for the FEAPU exam to check the required documents and the procedure.
Can I apply before the 10th of October and provide the necessary document later? NO. All documents have to be submitted online before (31st of October 23:59 (Paris time zone). No documents will be accepted after the deadline.
How can I pay the exam fees? Are credit cards accepted? You can pay the application and exam fees via bank transfer. Yes, credit cards are accepted too.
What if I fail? Will I get my money back? The application fee is for the evaluation of the candidates’ relevance for the certification. The exam fees are for conducting the exam procedure. Please visit the Guidance for FEAPU exam for further info.
If I fail do I have to pay all the fees again? Yes.
What is the refund policy? The application fee is non-refundable. The exam fees: Cancellation with a valid reason (e.g. sickness, flight delay) within 48 hours before the exam - the exam fees can be transferred to the following year exam. A written explanation must be provided. The exam fees are non-refundable in case of no show.
What is the pass-mark for written exams? Why does it change every year? The pass mark is specifically calculated for each exam and may vary each year depending on the degree of difficulty of the set paper.
What if I have a conflict with any examiners for the orals? The name of the examiners will not be announced to candidates in advance. However all examiners are asked in advance to disclose any possible conflict of interest.
What if I fail? Do I have to re-do everything? If the candidate fails then she/he can try again. The whole exam must be done within 5 years. Three attempts are possible for each part. After 3 failures in one part, the candidates need to re-do the whole exam.
Where can I get detailed information about the exam formats? Please visit the Guidance for the FEAPU exam.
If I succeed in both parts will I keep my FEAPU title forever? No. The FEAPU certification is valid for 5 years. FEAPUs have to collect 250 CMEs (125 pure pediatric urology) within five years and apply for recertification.