Since the online e-EQE was launched in 2021, the EPO and epi
have been jointly working on a proposal for a new framework for the EQE and this is now available on the EPO website
. Please note that the EQE 2023 will be conducted under the current regulations.
A consultation is open until 31 August 2022 to enable all interested parties to give their feedback on the new proposal. Depending on the outcome of the consultation, a fully-fledged reform of the Regulation on the European qualifying examination (REE) and its implementing provisions (IPREE) will follow. Accordingly, this consultation is extremely important and is our opportunity to shape the examination that our candidates will take for many years to come.
As explained in more detail on the EPO website, the proposed framework is a competences-based system which builds on the existing EQE to bring it closer to today’s profession, adjust it to the digital environment, refine the approach to evaluation and ensure the highest quality standards.
Example examination papers have been prepared to show how the new system may look. These example papers are best reviewed in the online examination platform (WISEflow) but two modules have also been made available in PDF format on the EPO website. We encourage you to register via this form
to get access to the example papers on WISEflow.