All candidates wishing to apply for the In-Training Assessment must read the following before registering in order to ensure a smooth registration and avoid inconveniences.

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The ESA is continually monitoring the effects of COVID-19 and the advice of the WHO and national authorities in Europe and abroad to evaluate and manage its impact on our members, the health care community, our patients, our society, and our staff. At present and until further notice, the ITA is maintained on Saturday 12th September 2020 and we will be taking registrations as normal. Should the COVID-19 crisis not be resolved by the examination date, ESA will look into alternative solutions and will inform all participants in due course. Should the whole examination be cancelled, ESA will proceed with refunds as stipulated in our cancellation and refund policy.


  1. The In-Training Assessment is not the EDAIC Part I examination. If you wish to register for the EDAIC Part I examination, please register here.
  2. The webform is for individual registration and payment. If you wish to be registered as part of a group through your Director of Training, please contact your Director of Training who should download the Group Registration Form.
  3. 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.
  4. Make sure that you agree with the ITA regulations before applying.
  5. Some centres will be offering theIn-Training Assessmentonline (computer assessment). The questions will be exactly the same in both the paper version and the computer version of the ITA. Centres offering the In-Training Assessment online in 2020 are Ankara, Beirut, Bergen, Brussels (UZ), Brussels Saint-Luc, Cork, Genova, Ghent, Hamburg, Kaunas, Kosice, Krasnoyarsk, Nijmegen, Odessa, Oslo and Reykjavik. Please note that these centres can only offer the examination in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Turkish.
  6. Online registration deadline: 23 June 2020 at 23:59 CET. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Please add the e-mail addresses exam@esahq.organd info@esahq.orgto your list of accepted contacts, as all information about your examination (including your results) will be sent to you by e-mail.
  9. Cancellation & Refund: Registration for the In-Training Assessment can be cancelled with registration fee refunded, net of a €50 administration fee if the cancellation request is submitted by e-mail to info@esahq.org before the registration deadline. Refund requests submitted after the registration deadline can only be granted under exceptional circumstances; the official documents justifying the refund request must be sent to exam@esahq.org no later than one month after the ITA. The refund of the registration fee after the deadline is at the discretion of the ESA. A full refund will be granted upon decease of the registered candidate before the assessment. All indirect costs incurred by the registration for the In-Training Assessment such as transportation and accommodation are not covered by the ESA. If you cannot attend your In-Training Assessment 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 ITA. The In-Training Assessment can be cancelled by the ESA in case of Force Majeure if the ESA deems the cancellation necessary. In the unlikely case of cancellation, due to Force Majeure, the ESA has the following policy in place: All participant registrations will be cancelled, and a refund will be given; €50 will be retained by the ESA as an administrative fee. All indirect costs incurred by the registration for ITA, such as transportation and accommodation are not covered by the ESA. ESA will strive to ensure registered participants who have been cancelled by the ESA receive first priority to register for the exam the following year. For group registrations paid by a third party (hospital, National Society, etc.), the paying party will inform ESA of which candidates should receive first priority the following year.
  10. Visas: Each candidate taking the ITA 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 ITA. Refund requests for refused visas will not be accepted by ESA.
  11. Change of centre: if you must change your centre before the registration deadline, your registration will have to be cancelled and the €50 administration fee will apply (see cancellation policy above); you will then have to register online again before the registration deadline and the ESA cannot guarantee the availability of seats in other centres. No change of centre is allowed after the registration deadline.
  12. ITA language: candidates who do not select English will receive the questions both in their selected language and in English language as well. Please note that centres organising the ITA on computers can only offer the assessment in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Turkish. See point 5 above.
  13. Dyslexic or PTSD candidates: Candidates with dyslexia or Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be awarded 15 additional minutes to complete each paper provided that they send a letter with a diagnosis written and signed by a psychologist to exam@esahq.org maximum 1 month after the registration deadline.
  14. Complaint regulations: ITA is a formative self-assessment and for this reason, ESA, as the organizer will not accept formal complaints about ITA. However, feedback from candidates is always welcome.