European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

On-line Registration for Part I Examination

All candidates wishing to apply for the EDAIC Part I examination must read the following before registering in order to ensure a smooth registration and to avoid inconveniences.

1. Candidates must have an ESA website user account before they can register. If you have not done this yet, please click on “CREATE PROFILE” in the blue frame at the top of this page. After you have created a profile on our website, we will need a few working days to process your data (usually 1 to 2 days if you create your profile between Sunday and Thursday) and you will then be able to access the online registration form. If you have already created a website user profile, please do not use another profile to register as this can be a source of mistakes. If you have lost your ESA website password, please click on "LOG IN" above and then on the "FORGOT PASSWORD" button.

2. Different payment options are available including payment by debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Bancontact). Admission documents and visa letters are e-mailed to candidates only if payment has been received and registration successful. If you choose to pay by debit or credit card, please make sure that you have full valid card details at hand before clicking the registration link as registrations with rejected payment will not be processed. Whichever payment method is used, candidates will receive a confirmation of payment by e-mail if their payment has been successful.  
3. Make sure that you agree with the examination regulations before applying.

4. As of 2017, some centres will be offering the EDAIC Part I online (computer exam). The questions will be exactly the same in both the paper version and the computer version of the examination. Centres offering the EDAIC Part I online in 2017 are Ankara, Cork, Malta and Yerevan. Specific instructions about the computer exam are scheduled to be e-mailed to candidates registering for these centres in spring.

5. In some of the countries where EDAIC Part I is mandatory or has special recognition, the registration may have to be made through the relevant national authority and not through ESA directly. These countries are: 
  • Egypt: please apply through the HCMS only if you have Egyptian nationality; please apply through the ESA website only if you do not have Egyptian nationality. Applications that are not sent to the relevant association will be rejected.
  • Moldova: please apply through the SARRM
  • Poland: please apply through the PTAiIT
  • Romania: please apply through the SRATI
  • Switzerland: centre is fully booked and no more applications can be accepted for Berne.   
It is not possible to register for Moldova, Poland, Romania and Switzerland from the ESA website, so please contact the relevant national authority to register for those countries. 

Candidates from the other countries where EDAIC Part I is mandatory (AustriaHungaryMaltaSlovenia, The Netherlands) should apply through the ESA website like any other candidate.

6. Please make sure that you have prepared the relevant document(s) for upload in one of the following file formats before clicking the registration link: pdf, doc(x), odt, bmp, jpg, jpeg or png. Please also ensure that each file is not heavier than 5 MB (=5000 KB). The document you need to upload when registering is the copy of your medical diploma written in its original language. In case your medical diploma is not written in one of the languages used in the EDAIC Part I or EDAIC Part II examinations, you also need to upload a certified English translation of your diploma. If the name written on your diploma is different from the name you submit when registering, you also need to upload an official proof of your name change. It is technically impossible to finalise your online application without uploading the copy of your medical diploma. Applications without the required upload(s) will automatically be cancelled by ESA.

7. Online registration deadline: 7 June 2017 at 23:59. As the online registration webpage closes automatically on the registration deadline, please make sure to apply as early as possible. No registration will be possible after that date.

8. Capacity restrictions: please note that centres have a limited capacity, and we therefore advise you to register early to avoid inconveniences incurred by fully booked centres. Centres which are fully booked cannot be overbooked.

9.Please add the following e-mail address to your list of accepted contacts, as all information about your examination (including your results) will be sent to you by e-mail.

10. Cancellation – Refund – Postponement: for various organisational reasons, any refund or postponement of your Part I examination will not be possible after the application deadline. Any cancellation received after the application deadline will be at the candidate’s expense. This is why we recommend you carefully check your private and professional obligations before applying for the EDAIC Part I examination. If you want to take EDAIC Part II in the future, please also make sure you will be eligible for Part II before applying for Part I as no refund can be given after the Part I application deadline. If you cannot attend your examination for any reason, we would appreciate if you could inform the ESA office as early as possible so that we can take all appropriate actions for the smooth running of the examination.

11. Visas: each candidate taking the examination abroad is responsible for having a valid passport. This is why applications for a visa should be handled at the same time as the registration for the examination, as the registration for the examination can neither be refunded nor postponed after the examination application deadline, even for refused visas.

12. Change of centre: please note that no change of centre will be allowed after registration payment has been authorized.

13. Dyslexic candidates: 15 additional minutes for each paper may be awarded to Part I candidates suffering from dyslexia. Dyslexic candidates must send a letter with a diagnosis, written and signed by a psychologist, to, maximum 1 month after the registration deadline.