Entry criteria & application
- January 13 | in-person sitting in Salzburg, Austria | IROS 2021 | in German, in cooperation with DeGIR and ÖGIR
- January 13 | remote online proctored sitting | fully booked
- March 3 | in-person sitting in Vienna, Austria | ECR 2021
- March 3 | remote online proctored sitting
- September 24 | in-person sitting in Lisbon, Portugal | CIRSE 2021
- September 24 | remote online proctored sitting
Entry criteria and required documents
To apply for the EBIR examination, please complete the application form and ensure that you have all the necessary documents outlined below ready for upload. Then simply click the “Apply now” button to begin your registration.
The application form can be downloaded here.
The form will verify that candidates meet the following criteria:
Proof of radiology and IR training
Applicants must have completed national radiology training. The applicant and the responsible authority listed in the document are also required to confirm that 2 years of IR training have been completed/will be completed within a specific time frame. At least 1 year of this IR training must be completed after national radiology training. Providing that applicants also meet the other application criteria, they will be allocated a place in the first available examination scheduled after their training has been completed.
Proof of experience
The applicant must verify they have experience as the first operator, performing at least 250 IR procedures, 150 of which have to be interventions according to chapter 2.2.1 Vascular Diagnosis and Intervention and/or chapter 220.127.116.11 Vascular Interventional Oncology in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology.
A competency checklist contained within the application form must be completed by a relevant authority.
Applicants must have attended educational events in the 6 years prior to EBIR registration and have obtained 50 CME credits or equivalent. They must also provide a description of their medical education, previous training posts in radiology and/or IR, as well as a list of their five most recent publications (if applicable).
Applicants for the European and Australasian examinations are required to be full members or corresponding members of CIRSE in the year(s) of application and examination.
European Society of Radiology (ESR) members: all candidates must also be full members or corresponding members of the ESR in the year(s) of application and examination. An ESR membership certificate must be uploaded during the registration process.
Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia (IRSA) members: candidates must also be full members of IRSA in the year(s) of application and examination.
Non-IRSA members: a limited number of seats have been reserved for non-IRSA members.
The EBIR requires a scanned copy of a state issued photo ID (e.g. passport or driving license) be uploaded during the registration process.
The application fees for the European and Australasian sittings of the EBIR examination have been listed below. Please note that these fees do not include the cost of congress registration.
Application fee: 700€
Application fee: 2,100€*
*The higher registration fee for the Australasian examination is necessitated by greater logistics requirements.