GCP-WMO 2022 English Location

The purpose of the GCP-WMO exam is to increase the level of knowledge of researchers and research assistants in the Netherlands in the area of clinical research. This is to improve the security of participants and the integrity of clinical studies.

Duration of the exam

Exam candidates have two hours (120 minutes) to complete the exam.


The price of an exam is € 118,50 (ex. btw).

Signing up

It is possible to register for the GCP-WMO exam via online proctoring. We offer this option for candidates who cannot go to their own location or who wish to retake the exam short-term.

You can register as an individual candidate. In this case, you must pay the exam costs directly upon registration via iDEAL. If you have successfully completed the registration process, you will receive an email confirmation including proof of payment. If you have registered but have not yet received a confirmation e-mail, please contact EMWO at info@emwo.nl.

Is your employer / trainer going to pay the exam costs?

Please report to your employer / trainer. They can register the exam for you and receive an invoice for the exam costs.

Type of exam

The exam consists of 55 questions that relate to different activities within human subject research. 

The GCP-WMO exam is an ‘open book exam’ that is administered on a computer. Candidates are allowed to bring the relevant literature to the exam. It’s also allowed to search for information on the Internet during the exam. However, it is not allowed to use your own laptop or tablet during the exam.
Recommended literature:
• Good Clinical Practice guidance (“Het richtsnoer voor Good Clinical Practice (CPMP/ICH/135/95)”)
• WMO legal texts (“De wettekst van de WMO (Wet Medisch-wetenschappelijk Onderzoek met Mensen)”)
• WGBO legal texts (“De wettekst van de WGBO (Wet op de geneeskundige behandelingsovereenkomst)”).