EFS & ESSM Certified         Psycho-Sexologist (ECPS)


An EFS and ESSM Guide to the Qualification Examination and Preparation Courses 2014

The qualification examination of the EFS and ESSM will take place on 28 January 2014.

The ESSM and EFS collaborate to guarantee and promote the highest standards of healthcare in the field of Sexology and Sexual Medicine. For these propose educational program and qualification exam were set-up. For the first in history, in 2014 the ESSM congress will be joint by the EFS congress and qualification examination for mark of excellence is set-up in collaboration between the ESSM and the EFS.

This year the first examination for a psychologist qualification will take place.


The exam is set under the auspices of the EFS and ESSM but all nationalities, including countries outside the EU, are able to register for the exam.
Eligibility will be individually assessed according to the criteria set out below by the exam committee of both societies. The registration forms will be reviewed by the examination committee. It is essential that applicants provide all the required information when registering and that their registration form is type-written.

Who can apply?

  • University qualified psychologists, who are accredited in their country of practice
  • Psychiatrists
  • Medical doctors with academic psychotherapy degree
  • Postgraduate training in sexology including supervised experience

When registering for the exam, the applicant should deliver:

  • A fully-completed registration form
  • A description of his / her educational and clinical experience in the field of Sexology
  • A list of publications in the field, if any (not obligatory)
  • Authenticated proofs of your qualifications
  • Two letters of recommendation according to standard format

Examination format

The exam duration will be 3 hours and will include 100 MCQ’s in domains of Clinical Sexology according to the EFS/ESSM Syllabus of Clinical Sexology which will be published soon by the ESSM Education Committee and in collaboration with the EFS.

It includes the following domains:

  • Introduction to Human Sexuality
  • Issues of Intimate Relationships
  • Bio-Psycho-Social Aspects of Sexual Development and the Sexual Response
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods in Psychosexual Therapy e Male Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Female Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Medical Conditions and their Relation to Sexual Function
  • Other Sexual Disorders
  • Issues Related to Contraception and Childbirth

ESSM/EFS Exams Preparation Courses

  • Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine

  • EFS / ESSM Qualified Psycho-Sexologist

This year, EFS / ESSM will offer examination preparation courses for practitioners intending to take the examination in January 2014.

The courses are intended for physicians with experience of specialist-level practice in Sexual Medicine who wish to in- crease their chance of passing the MJCSM exam and for psy- chologists who intend to apply for the EFS / ESSM qualification exam for Psycho-Sexologists.

Preparation courses of 3 days are being planned 25 – 27 January 2014; these will provide an overview of all subjects in the MJCSM curriculum of Sexual Medicine that may be included in the examination and overview of the content of the syllabus for clinical sexologist. Furthermore, advice about exam-taking skills and practice in completing Sexual Medicine MCQs.

The teaching faculty for courses will include recognised experts in the field of Sexual Medicine.

The exact location and registration will be published shortly.
Dates: 25 to 27 January 2014 Istanbul, Turkey

CME Accreditation

Application will be made for CME recognition for these courses and the exam so that participants may gain CME credits.