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European qualifying examination (EQE)

The European qualifying examination (EQE) determines whether applicants have the knowledge and ability to represent applicants before the European Patent Office. It was introduced in 1979 and is widely recognized as one of the most demanding professional exams. More than 10,000 candidates have already passed the exam.

Electronic delivery

From January 1, 2021, all correspondence will be sent exclusively electronically to myEQE.

EEP 2021 - Important information


You can use your personal EEP account myEQE to register and log in to the EEP and have access to important documents.

About the EEP

Objective of the examination, examination material, examination languages, passing the examination.

Admission requirements and registration

Information for potential applicants about admission requirements, fees and registration procedures.

Notifications and downloads

Communications from the examination board, examination dates, members of the examination board and the examination boards.

Compendium (previous exam papers and examiner reports)

The compendium contains previous examination questions in the three official languages, the examiners' reports and examples of examination papers from successful candidates.

Results and statistics

Statistics on the results of the European proficiency test since 2002.