EFS & ESSM Certified Psycho-Sexologist (ECPS)

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 was joint by the EFS congress and qualification examination for mark of excellence is set-up in collaboration between the ESSM and the EFS.


The next exam for 'EFS-ESSM Certified Psycho-Sexologists' will take place in Rotterdam, February 2022

Visit https://www.essm.org/education/certifications/ecps/

The ESSM and EFS collaborate to guarantee and promote the highest standards of healthcare in the field of Sexology and Sexual Medicine.

The first qualification examination of the EFS/ESSM psychosexologist certification took place in 2014 and was followed the next exams in 2016 2018 and 2020.

Who can apply

The candidate eligible to take the exam must demonstrate expertise in psycho-sexology and obtain proof of

  • Psychology degree or
  • Psychiatry degree or
  • MD degree with additional psychotherapy training


  • Post graduate training in sexology (providing certificate) including relevant supervised experience of at least 2 years.
    Providing 2 letters of recommendation according to preformat





Candidates for the title ‘EFS-ESSM Certified Psycho-Sexologist’ should demonstrate competences reflecting the breadth of the curriculum, which is defined as follows:

   ·         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

   ·         Male sexual dysfunctions

   ·         Female sexual dysfunctions

   ·         Medical conditions and their relation to sexual function

   ·         Other sexual disorders

   ·         Issues related to contraception and childbirth



Examination format

Competency on the curriculum shall be assessed through a written exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions.

For the application process amd for more information about this exam visit www.essm.org





The EPSA committee has the responsibility to assess eligibility of applicants to take the exam, and the final decision for each applicant has to be approved by the majority of the committee members. All applicants will receive an answer concerning their eligibility to take the exam, approximately 30 days after the application deadline.


The EFS and ESSM Psycho-sexology Accreditation Committee (EPSA Committee)



Full members of EPSA committee

Chair: Evie Kirana, Psychologist (Greece)

  • Janico Georgiadis, Neuroscientist (The Netherlands)
  • Tilmann Krueger, Psychiatrist (Germany)
  • Lior Lowenstein, Gynecologist (Israel)
  • Yacov Reisman, Urologist (The Netherlands)
  • Francesca Tripodi, Psychologist (Italy)
  • Remziye Kunelaki, Psychologist (UK)
  • Xanthi Ntoni-Fynbo, Psychologist (Denmark)