About EDiR

European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR)


The EDiR is an additional qualification of excellence, and it serves as a tool for the standardisation and accreditation of radiologists across European borders. It provides an international benchmark for general radiology and is officially and fully endorsed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the ESR. The knowledge base for the examination is based on the European Training Curriculum for Radiology, Level I-II. 

The EDiR adds value to your CV and sets you apart from other candidates for a job or fellowship.

The EDiR aims to work alongside existing national structures and board examinations to harmonise the level of Radiology training within Europe.



The EDiR, as a form of testing radiology knowledge, presents several advantages:

  • The examination objectively verifies that radiologists possess the required knowledge, skills and competences at the end of their training.
  • Holding the EDiR will most likely help radiologists advance their career.
  • Should radiologists wish to pursue a career abroad, the EDiR facilitates migration by providing an ESR-endorsed qualification as an additional proof of training.
  • The examination represents a significant step towards the harmonisation of radiological standards across Europe.

5 reasons EDiR is the next logical step in your career


Here are 5 reasons taking the EDiR could have a positive impact on your professional life:

1 – The EDiR adds value to your CV as it proves your radiology knowledge meets the standards of the ESR’s European Training Curriculum.
2 – The EDiR is a differential value that can set you apart from other candidates when applying for a job or fellowship.
3 – The EDiR is an international certification of radiological knowledge, recognized not only in Europe but worldwide.
4 – The EDiR is fully and officially endorsed by the ESR and the UEMS.
5 – The EDiR has become a benchmark for radiology competence in Europe.



The examination tests knowledge, skills and competence in general radiology in three components:



The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the ESR officially and fully endorse the EDiR.

Founded in 1958, the UEMS is the oldest medical organisation in Europe and has become the representative of all the national associations of medical specialists in the European Union (EU) and its associated countries

To date, the EDiR is recognised as equivalent to: the exit training examination in Poland and in the Netherlands, the Croatian National Board examination, the image interpretation part of the Finnish national examination and the Flemish Board Examination in Belgium.

Moreover, the EDiR has significant value in many other countries, such as France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Malta, Estonia and Georgia where EDiR holders can use the certificate for professional credentialing and classification purposes. This is also the case of most countries in the Middle East and Asia, especially in India and Pakistan, where the EBR has special agreements with the corresponding national radiology associations.

And lastly, at an individual level, holding an EDiR adds value to a radiologist’s CV and can be a differentiating factor when applying for a job or a fellowship. Professional mobility can be, in fact, strongly supported by a widely accepted European certification.

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