European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine

ESICM is the sole official provider of the European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC), its examinations and preparation.


EDIC Objectives

The EDIC examinations are set out in two parts: Part I – the written exam and Part II – the oral/clinical case exam.

The European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) seeks to standardise education and training of quality intensive care across Europe and beyond. EDIC exams are meticulously developed and continuously updated to create standard exit exams which accurately reflect clearly-defined assessment goals and address the necessary skills, attitude, competencies and knowledge required for intensive care practice.

The awarding of a speciality exam in intensive care medicine (ICM) is a key component of ESICM’s education strategy, which aims to set a standard for entry into intensive care specialist practice in Europe. Many jurisdictions specify EDIC as a professional qualification in ICM and the increasing numbers sitting the exam also attests to its widening acceptance. Responsibility for the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) belongs with the Examinations Committee.

EDIC Guidelines & Other Documents

Exam dates

Autumn 2024
EDIC Part I: September 24, 2024
EDIC Part II: November 26-27, 2024

Spring 2025
EDIC Part I: April 8, 2025
EDIC Part II: May 20-21, 2025


Spring Session 2025

EDIC I – January 7, 2025 (10:00am CET)
EDIC II – February 4, 2025 (10:00am CET)

To benefit from the members rate, the membership for 2024 must be active at least 48 hours before registering for the exam. 

For all queries: EDIC Secretariat.

Registration Process


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How to prepare
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Part I


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Part II


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