FEAPU Exam - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can apply for FEAPU exam?
    Everybody, who is a board certified paediatric surgeon or urologist and is doing or has done a fellowship in paediatric 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 (2 years in a EBPU-certified training centre or after 4 years in a non-certified training programme within the UEMS-countries.
  1. Can someone from a non – UEMS country apply for the exams?
    YES. The exam has been offered from 2014 onwards to non-European candidates wishing to take the exams at any time after they become a board certified urologist or paediatric surgeon and practicing paediatric urology.
  1. Do non - UEMS candidates get the same title if they succeed in the exam?
    They will receive International fellowship title. If the candidates pass both exams, they will receive a certificate showing that they passed the oral and written exams, however they will not receive the title FEAPU.
  1. What if a candidate has been trained in a UEMS recognized country but is currently practicing in a non European country?
    They can apply for the exam get the FEAPU title, if he did his fellowship for 24 months in EBPU-certified training programme or 48 months in a non-certified training programme within the UEMS countries. If the fellow-ship period was shorter, than he can only apply as an international candidate.
  1. Will the list of successful candidates who achieved FEAPU or International fellow be announced?
    Their names will appear on the website of the European Board of Paediatric Urology within the multidisciplinary joint committee of paediatric urology.
  1. Is there a difference between the European Pediatric urology training centers in terms of applicants?
    FEAPU certificate will be given to successful candidates who underwent the whole fellowship (two years in a certified training programme or 4 years in a non-certified training programme) within the UEMS recognized countries. Otherwise she/he will get the same certification as an international candidate.
  1. 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
  1. Do I need to complete my fellowship in pediatric urology to apply for the exams?
    The MCQ test can be taken anytime during the fellowship. The oral exam can only be taken at the end of the training (the earliest term is three months before the fellowship is completed).
  1. Can the exams be taken separately?
    YES. However applying for both at the same time will be less costly since there will be a single application fee.
  1. Can I apply for the exams throughout the year?
    All applications for the exams must be submitted online before the deadline (31st of October 23:59 Paris time zone). No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
  1. Do I have to pay the exam fee during the application?
    Once accepted for the exams, 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.
  1. What documents do I need to send to get accepted for the exams?
    Mandatory documents to provide for both exams are: Curriculum Vitae and for UEMS candidates only a supporting Letter from the training programme director or the  hospital medical director or the secretary of the appropriate national scientific association stating that she/he is practicing more than 80% of the full-time work load in paediatric urology.
  1. Are there any specific documents that I need to provide for the oral exam?
    A surgical log book of the whole department of all paediatric urology cases performed during the last 12 months as well as the logbook of the applicant containing detailed data about the trainee’s clinical and operative experience and academic performance. The surgical logbook should be co-signed by the programme director and / or head of the department of the candidate.Evidence of CME or evidence of attendance at 2 major paediatric urology meetings within the last 3 years.List of publications or any other academic work done concerning paediatric urology.
  1. Can I apply before the 31st 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.
  1. What is the application fee?
    Please see the link.
  1. 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.
  1. Where can I get detailed information about the exam formats?
    Please see this video:
  1. If I succeed in both parts will I keep my FEAPU title forever?
    No. The FEAPU certification is valid for 5 years.  For recertification, you don’t need to take the exams again. You will have to apply for recertification after 5 years by your CME credits. FEAPUs have to collect 250 CMEs (125 pure pediatric) within five years and apply for recertification.
  1. What if I fail? Will I get my money back?
    No. The application fee is for the evaluation of candidate’s relevance for the certification. The exam fees are for conducting the exam procedure.
  1. If I fail do I have to pay all the fees again?
    Yes.
  1. 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.
  1. 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, if the know the candidate and if there could be any possibility for a conflict of interest. This is something we are very meticulous about for the quality and reliability of the exams.
  1. What if I fail? Do I have to start all again?
    If a candidate fails the MCQ or oral exam, she/he can take the exams again the following year. If the fellow passes one of the parts, she/he has only to repeat the part that they were unsuccessful. After three failures in one part, the candidates need to redo the whole exam.
  1. If I pass from one part and fail in the other, in what timeline I need to take the other part to get the title? How long my success in one part is valid?
    There is no time limit, but it is advisable to do it the following year
  1. Are there any sample MCQs and Scenarios that I can look in advance?
    YES. Please see MCQ sample and Scenario sample links.
  1. Is there a priority for fellows from certified training centers?
    Everybody who fulfil the criteria can take the exam.