What to expect on the examination day

Candidates must arrive at test centres at least 30 minutes before the examination is due to start. Candidates who arrive late will not be able to take the examination and will not be able to claim a refund of fees unless there are mitigating circumstances which can be supported by documentary evidence.


On arrival at a centre candidates must provide:

  • two identification documents, one showing their name, photograph and signature (i.e. a valid passport or photocard driving licence issued by the country in which the candidate sitting), the other their name and signature (e.g. a credit card)
  • proof of identity must match examination registration details
  • the confirmation email proving that they have registered for the examination

Candidates who do not provide identity documents which match examination registration details will be unable to sit the examination.

Test room

Please be aware that candidates will be taking the exam in a centre where other tests are taking place, the centre will not be exclusively for European Board Examination candidates.

Candidates will not be permitted to take anything into the test room where the examination is taking place. This includes:

  • any electronic or electrical equipment (including mobile phones and pagers)
  • paper of any kind
  • bags and coats
  • purses and wallets
  • food and drink (including water)
  • non-essential medicines.

The test centres provide secure lockers for the storage of candidates’ belongings. Wipe-clean board and pens are available for each candidate for any workings out. Candidates may leave the room temporarily but no additional time will be allowed to complete the assessment.

There is a one-hour break between papers 1 and 2. Candidates will be permitted to leave the test centre but anyone who returns late will be not be allowed into the test room.

Once admitted to each part of the European Board Examination, candidates must stay for the full duration of each paper. Candidates may not leave the test room as a result of finishing the European Board Examination paper early. Those who attempt to do so will be deemed to have breached the European Board Examination Regulations.

Delivery of exams

Delivery of the European Board Examination is administered by Pearson VUE. Any technical or other issues that may arise should be immediately brought to the attention of the Test Administrator. Minor issues are normally rectified quickly and without significant impact.

If you experience any problems taking the European Board Examination please alert us as soon as possible by emailing us at: info@ebeedm.eu and provide the following details:

  • your name
  • Unique Application Code
  • centre you sat the exam
  • details of the problem.

In this way you can ensure that we are fully aware of any incidents and where there is evidence that a candidate’s performance has been affected we will make sure that appropriate steps are taken.


There will be identity checks and test centres operate closed circuit television cameras.