Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
EducationEBIREntry criteria & application

Entry criteria & application

Upcoming examinations

Examination dates 2021

  • March 3, 8:00 CET | English | fully booked
  • October 21, 9:00 CEST | English | application deadline September 16

Examination dates 2022

  • March 17 | English | German | application deadline February 10, 2022
  • October 20 | English | application deadline October 15, 2022

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.

  • Application form
  • Membership
  • Photo ID
  • Application fee

Application form

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 Vascular Interventional Oncology in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology.

Competency checklist

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 CIRSE members or corresponding members of CIRSE in the year(s) of application and examination.

European 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.

Australasian examination

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.

Photo ID

The EBIR requires a scanned copy of a state issued photo ID (e.g. passport or driving license) be uploaded during the registration process.

Application fee

The application fees for the EBIR examination sittings are listed below. Please note that these fees do not include the cost of congress registration if they take place on the occasion of a scientific meeting.

Remote online-proctored examination

Application fee: 700€

In-person examination (Europe)

Application fee: 700€

In-person examination (Australasia)

Application fee: 2,100€*

*The higher registration fee for the Australasian examination is necessitated by greater logistical requirements.