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Enrolment and organisation

Compulsory registration
Candidates intending to enrol for the (EQE) for the first time must register once they have commenced their professional activity. In oder to be admitted for enrolment, you must be registered as a candidate at the latest by 15 January of the year in which you intend to enrol for the pre-examination.

The registration must be done via myEQE.

Enrolment period pre-examination (2024)
Candidates may enrol as from 1 February 2023. Applications must be submitted no later than 15 May 2023 via myEQE. For a first time enrolment to the pre-examination candidates must have registered at the latest by 15 January 2023. Candidates who have previously been admitted to the pre-examination are already registered.

Enrolment period main examination (2024)
Candidates may enrol as from 3 April 2023. Applications must be submitted no later than 4 September 2023 via myEQE

For more details, for example on payment of fees, withdrawal, enrolment process, required period of professional activity (patent attorney trainees; EPO examiners), choice of papers, fees and fee subsidies, etc., please refer to OJ 2019, A98 and to the EQE website.

More information under EQE notices and downloads.

If you have questions about the EQE or the Regulation on the EQE, please get in touch with the Examination Secretariat of the European Patent Office

Email: helpdesk@eqe.org
Telephone enquiries: +49 89 23 99 51 55