EBMA is not, and cannot be, a licensing body. That is the function of regulatory bodies and universities in the different European countries. EBMA will always act within the legal provisions that ensure free movement of the medical workforce. Neither do we promote a pan European licensing examination. Rather, we will eventually provide a range of assessment products that will be relevant to Europe, take account of country differences, and will be set at the standard that can be expected in the year before and after graduating from medical school.

Once assessments have been developed and piloted they will be available to EBMA members (see Supporting EBMA), and others (e.g. medical residents) by arrangement. EBMA Certificates will be issued to individuals who reach the standard along with feedback for learning. Information about the characteristics of each type of assessment will be available for quality assurance purpose.