European Certificate in Medical Genetics and Genomics (ECMGG)

In 2020 the ECMGG was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021 it was successfully provided as an online exam.

The format in 2022 will be very similar to the examination in 2021, i.e. two parts:

1. Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper – 110 questions. This paper will likely be scheduled for June 2022, delivered online with remote proctoring in association with a commercial examination provider. It is usually accessible from any private location with a good internet connection. A trial connection will be undertaken during the weeks prior to the exam. It will be essential to pass the MCQ paper to progress to the oral assessment.

2. Short Oral Assessment (SOA) – 6 stations. This will likely be scheduled for September 2022 for those candidates who passed the MCQ paper.

More details will be available by 1st December 2021 and will comprise an updated 2022 Examination General Document as well as information regarding the registration and the exam fees.


The European Certificate in Medical Genetics and Genomics (ECMGG) is intended to be the main knowledge-based assessment tool for Clinical / Medical Genetics and Genomics training across Europe, establishing world class-leading standards in the specialty throughout all European countries.

Examination Steering Committee
The ECMGG Examination Group members meeting in Roskilde, October 2019