Competency test (EPSO/CAST/S/13/2015)

Nursery nurses/childcare workers (m/f)

The invitation to book the tests and further information will be published in the EPSO accounts of all candidates in the first half of September.

The booking link will be activated in the EPSO accounts of all candidates on 06/10/2015.

The booking period for the competency tests is planned to run from 06/10/2015 to 13/10/2015.
The testing will take place from 19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015.

Timing of the tests

  • Arrival at the test centre and ID check: 30 minutes before
  • On-screen tutorial: 10 minutes
  • Competency test : 50 minutes
  • Satisfaction survey: 5 minutes (optional)
  • End of the test

Please see the Call for expressions of interest (BG, CS, DA, DE, EL, EN, ES, ET, FI, FR, GA, HRHU, IT, LT, LV, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, SV) for a full description of the test.

Booking of your computer-based tests– most important points to remember

Before you book your admission tests, do not forget that:

  • Booking is only possible between the dates published in your EPSO account. In general, booking starts at 0h00 on the first day and ends at 12 o’clock (midday) Brussels time on the final day. If you do not book during this period, you will no longer be able to book. All candidates are offered the same number of days in which to book a test, regardless of when they apply. Please check the booking invitation letter in your account for more details.
  • In case of technical problems during the booking procedure, please exclusively contact Prometric via one of the numbers provided in the CBT manual.
  • Make sure you complete the whole booking procedure. At the end, you should see a confirmation number (e.g. 8800000001507876). If you do not see this number, it means that your booking has not been completed. You can print this booking confirmation at any moment.
  • Straight after the booking, you should receive an e-mail confirming your booking. If you do not receive this e-mail confirmation, please check your spam filter and your junk e-mails. This is not the official confirmation you need to bring to the test centre.
  • The official booking confirmation will be uploaded later (usually within 48 hours after the booking) into your EPSO account.
  • Rescheduling is possible but is subject to availability. To reschedule your test, you must first wait until the booking confirmation uploads in your EPSO account (usually within 48 hours after your initial booking). See CBT manual for more information.
  • The language code in the e-mail confirmation stands for your second language (EN/FR/DE), and also for the language of the IT test environment.
  • At this stage of the selection procedure, it is no longer possible to change your application form, and in particular your language choice.
  • If you cannot participate in the tests, you should cancel your appointment via the booking management system (see the CBT manual for more information).
  • Please note that there is no financial contribution for the participation in the tests.

Full information on this selection procedure is available here.

Please check your EPSO account at least twice a week.