In the CME/CPD credit system credits are grouped into fine categories.

Within each category, a number of units, commonly called credits, are applied to all approved CME/CPD activities. The number of credits attributed to the activities depends on the kind of activity.
The number of credits considered the minimum necessary for an adequate training/experience as a specialist, for a period of five years is defined by the EBU Accreditation committee.

Category 1 – EAU Events

live educational eventhours of attendance in scientific session = number of credits;
maximum 8 credits for a full-day event
online education/e-learning1 credits for 45-90 min

Category 2 – National and International Events/Activities

Congress, Seminar, Symposium, Course

Workshop, or other scientific meeting run independently or included in national or international Congress
Hours of attendance in scientific session = number of credits;
Maximum 8 credits for a full-day event
Fellowship programme in an EBU Certified Centre1 per week. Maximum 50
Study visit

Training periods in national or foreign hospital
1 per day. Maximum 50 in 5 years

Individual study

Reading urological journals confirmed by a test (80% of the MCQs must be answered correctly)1 per article
Online course confirmed by a test1 credit per 45-90 min.


Category 3

Teaching activity: Undergraduate, post-graduate, post-specialisation, etc.1 credit per activity
ESU Course faculty member1 credit per activity
Development of clinical and/or technical skills1-10 credits per year
Clinical and therapeutic acts of relevance1-10 credits per year
Sub-specialisation, or building-up of a special competence25 credtis
EBU In-Service Assessment2 credits
EBU Written Examination2 credits
FEBU Diploma50 credits
Fellow of EAPU25 credits
Master’s Degree
25 credits
Doctoral Degree.
50 credits
Professor Degree.
50 credits
Fellowship programme in non-EBU Certified Centre.
1 credit per week. Maximum 25
European Urology Scholarship Programme (EUSP)
in an EBU-EAU Certified Host Centre.
1 credit per week. Maximum 50
Hospital Competition.50 credits

Category 4

Paper, Poster or other type of presentation5 credits per activity
Participation in Debate, Lecture, Speech or Interview5 credits
Chairman of scientific session, committee5 credits
Scientific publication5 credits per publication
Every author receives credits.
Member of Editorial Board
10 credits
Reviewer magazine
2 credits per article

Category 5

Research ProjectParticipation - 5 credits
Publication results - 5 credits
Organising Symposium, Seminar, Course, etc.5 credits per event
Chairman of scientific session, committee5 credits
Participation in Council, Committee, Study Group of a scientific, professional or medical/administrative nature2 credits per council/committee
Cultural activities in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Non-Medical Scientific Areas
Number to be decided on a case-by-case basis
Maximum 10 credits per year

It is recommended that, in 5 years, a minimum of 300 credits
should be obtained.


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