ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

 The ESPEN European Diploma  is worth a total of 120 credits in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism from the educational system of the ESPEN. A European Diploma Supplement, mentioning the activities of the student on the web-portal during the entire LLL program, is given together with Diploma.

 Mandatory pre-requisites for taking the final examination

100 CME credits are necessary to sit for the final examination.

A minimum of 42 credits from live courses and 58 credits from on-line courses are requested.  The earned credits are verified with the certificates issued for live courses and from individual on-line profile.

The final examination, if passed awards the additional 20 credits.

 Format of the Examination

Each applicant authorized to sit at the examination will be given 100 multiple- choice questions with only one right answer, according to his/her individual credits profile. The examinee must have a minimum of 80% of the correct answers.

The duration of examination is 3 hours.


The examination is organized annually at ESPEN Congress.

The deadline for application is the 15th July 2017. After this time no application will be accepted.

Once the prerequisites have been met, the applicant has to write an intent letter to the LLL co-director Regina Komsa-Penkova, informing about the intention to sit for the examination and also giving them a summary of their accumulated credits.

The fee for final LLL examination during the next ESPEN Congress is 100 Euro.

 The ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is awarded after successful accumulation of a total of 120 credits.

The ESPEN Diploma provides recognition of skills and competences in Clinical Nutrition to the owner of the Diploma and it has all the prestige of ESPEN. It can be considered as an endorsement by ESPEN, but it is not an equivalent of a formal degree recognized by a Ministry of Education of any country. For professional career development the Diploma has the weight that employers want to give it.

 ESPEN LLL  – Directorate: Prof. Miguel Leon Sanz

                                        Prof. Remy Meier

Prof. Regina Komsa-Penkova


January 2017