European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care

Endorsed by the European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA, UEMS) and the Council for European Specialist Medical Assessments (CESMA, UEMS).

The European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care examination (EDAIC) is a multilingual, end-of-training, two-part examination covering the relevant basic sciences and clinical subjects appropriate for a specialist anaesthesiologist. All questions of the EDAIC have been created to match the domains set by the UEMS European Training Requirements in Anaesthesiology.

The existence of a supra-national examination in anaesthesiology provides an incentive for the development of departmental, university, national and European training programmes. The aim of the examination is to achieve a uniformly high standard of knowledge by anaesthesiologists throughout Europe as judged by an independent Board of Examiners.

The EDAIC can also be used as an excellent tool for learning and validation outside of Europe. The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) commends this initiative and is working with the ESAIC to support the delivery of the examination worldwide.

EDAIC Exam Types

The EDAIC consists of two mandatory components (Part I & Part II). The On-Line Assessment (OLA) is optional.

On-Line Assessment (OLA)
Part I examination – written (mandatory)
Part II examination – oral (mandatory) 


In order to know if you are eligible for the EDAIC Part I and Part II examinations, please consult the Diploma Guide p.7

Advice to diplomates

Further to the amalgamation between the EAA, the ESAIC and CENSA, the design of the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care has been changed. Both new and past diplomas have equal value and meet the same standards.

The title of diplomate has also changed from DEAA to DESAIC. Past diplomates can either use one or the other.

Diploma recipients are invited to attend the Euroanaesthesia Diploma Ceremony where the diplomas are presented and are also entitled to a reduced registration fee to attend the Euroanaesthesia Congress if they wish.