EHA Exam

The 8th European Hematology Exam will take place on June 13, 2024, at 14:00-16:30 CEST.

Main exam session

The main exam session will be held during the EHA2024 Hybrid Congress in Madrid, Spain.

This exam session is accessible for participants from any country. 

Local parallel exam sessions

EHA is partnering again with a number of national hematology societies to organize local parallel sessions.

The parallel exam sessions will take place in 17 countries. These local exam sessions are accessible only for candidates residing in that specific country.

  • Armenia (Yerevan)
  • Brazil (São Paulo)
  • Croatia (Zagreb)
  • Egypt (Cairo)
  • Estonia (Tallinn)
  • France (Paris)
  • Greece (Athens)
  • Iraq (Baghdad)
  • Jordan (Amman)
  • Lebanon (Beirut)
  • Lithuania (Vilnius)
  • Norway (Oslo)
  • Pakistan (Rawalpindi)
  • Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)
  • Switzerland (Bern)
  • Türkiye (Istanbul)

Exam registration fee

The 2024 exam fee is:

  • €40 for EHA members
  • €75 for non-EHA members

Exam registration is closed. If you have any questions, please email our Exam team. Email the Exam team now

What is the European Hematology Exam?

The European Hematology Exam aims to certify excellent knowledge according to the criteria and topics of the European Hematology Curriculum.

While the right to practice will still be granted by national authorities, the European Hematology Exam is regarded as an extra quality stamp for hematologists. It is an important step in the harmonization of hematology training/education in Europe, and supports professional mobility.

The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQ) in English, covering all 8 sections of the European Hematology Curriculum, and will take 2.5 hours. Participants who pass the exam will receive a certificate.

Once you finalize your specialty training, you should be ready for the exam. To maximize your chances of success, we recommend that you read our guidance on practicing, below.

Who should take part in the exam?

The exam is mainly aimed at hematologists who just finalized their specialty training. It is also open to mid-career and senior hematologists who would like to examine if their knowledge is still up to date. 

What makes this exam so special?

  • It's the only European hematology exam.
  • It's based on the European Hematology Curriculum.
  • It gives you an EHA ‘quality stamp’ that you can use alongside your national certification.
  • If you're a young hematologist, it can help you access further training.
  • In some countries, it can help you access research grants.
  • It's an official exam in Switzerland.
  • It's part of final assessment (grade) in some countries.

How to practice for the exam

European Hematology Curriculum and EHA Progress Test

The European Hematology Curriculum covers everything a European hematologist should know.

The EHA Progress Test, modeled on previous European Hematology Exams, is available on the EHA Campus twice each year in March and November. If you take it, you'll receive instant feedback on each answer.

In 2023, 95% of exam candidates who took the EHA Progress Test passed the exam.

Other resources

As part of your practice, you could also:

  • Visit EHA Campus, our online learning platform, which follows the European Hematology Curriculum and includes interesting courses and clinical cases on many topics
  • Take part in the EHA Congress, Hematology Tutorials, or SWG meetings
  • Follow our social media accounts for microlearning resources, including examples of short clinical cases

In addition to our resources, you might:

  • Attend annual meetings and symposia of other hematology associations
  • Search the internet for free articles by leading experts
  • Participate in learning activities at your institute

For more information, please contact us at examsupport@ehaweb.org.

Quality assurance

To ensure that questions and answers are of high scientific and educational quality, adhere to the European recommended level, and cover the full spectrum of the Curriculum, a Question Writers Group has been established. This group consists of 20 experienced hematologists selected and trained by educationalists on how to write good exam questions. A Review Group reassesses all questions, from which a selection is made, representing all Curriculum sections.

To guarantee independent judgment of the quality of the exam and the passing score definition, EHA collaborates with CITO, an internationally recognized professional research and knowledge institute in the field of testing and educational measurement. CITO’s Psychometric Research and Knowledge Center perform the psychometric analysis of the results.

 Visit the Cito website