State Board Exams

State Board Exams are exams which enable the practice of particular professions and registration with certain professional associations.

The University of Milan is an examinations centre authorised by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) to award the qualification to practice the following professions:  

  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Agronomist and Forester 
  • Pharmacist
  • Geologist
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Dentist
  • Food Technologist 
  • Veterinarian.

State Board Exams Office

Via Celoria 18

Opening hours

Tuesday and Thursday free access from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Medical Practitioner License

Decree Law no. 18 dated 17 March 2020, art. 102 (Medical Practitioner License and Further Urgent Measures for Health Professions), has lifted the requirement for the national Medical Practitioner Qualifying Exam.
In order to become a Licensed Medical Practitioner, you must have carried out a postgraduate practical internship as required by art. 2 of the Decree of the Minister of Education, University and Research no. 445 dated 19 October 2001, or an undergraduate practical internship as required by art. 3 of the Decree of the Minister of Education, University and Research no. 58 dated 9 May 2018.

Candidates sitting for the second session of the Medical Practitioner Qualifying Exam for year 2019 will become Licensed Medical Practitioners, provided that they obtained the qualification required by art. 2 of the Decree of the Minister of Education, University and Research no. 445 of 2001, according to the procedures to be formalized shortly based on upcoming guidance from  the  Ministry of University and Research.

Students graduating in the March 2020 session shall carry out their postgraduate internship, to start on 22 June 2020, subject to any contrary provisions due to the current health emergency. Operating procedures wil be the subject of subsequent communication.

Exams calendar, tests, results, pass lists and regulations

Information on exam dates, applying for registration, syllabuses, requirements for participating, examining committees and results are published on the following pages:

Information and special cases

In accordance with Ministerial Circular No. 2100 of 6 June 2012 "State Board Exams – Matching of degrees under the old university system with specialist and master’s degrees”, all qualifications awarded under the old system, recognised by Ministerial Decree of 9 July 2009 as being equivalent to those specified by Presidential Decree 328/2001 as valid for gaining access to specific professions, can also be considered applicable for admission to State Board Exams. 

Art. 7 of Ministerial Order of 30 March 2012 - Professions regulated by Presidential Decree 328/2001 - states the following: Holders of qualifications obtained under the system in place prior to the reform set up by a decree of the Ministry for Universities and Scientific and Technological Research on 3 November 1999, and relative implementing decrees, sit State Board Exams in accordance with the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 328 of 5 June 2001.

Students who graduate from the University of Milan and who decide to sit the State Board Exam enabling them to practice their chosen profession in a location other than the University, are not required to make any payment to the Lombardy Region since, under Regional Law No. 10 of 14 July 2004, the regional tax for qualifying to practice a profession was abolished.