ERKNet Postgraduate Curriculum

The ERKNet Postgraduate Curriculum is a structured 3-year online programme consisting of webinars and case-based eLearning covering the whole spectrum of rare kidney diseases. The webinars are presented twice a month by outstanding paediatric or adult nephrologists, nephropathologists and geneticists. Additionally, we offer eLearning cases that present scenarios of patients with rare kidney diseases, allowing the students to establish a diagnosis and choose appropriate therapeutic strategies. 

The training programme targets post-graduate physicians who wish to become certified European experts in rare kidney diseases. Physicians who complete the educational program and confirm sufficient clinical activity in the field of rare kidney diseases will be recognized by a Certificate as “Rare Kidney Disease Specialist”.

Currently, ERKNet has three ongoing classes and envisions to re-launch each year a new curriculum class (from Oct - Dec). In total 347 interested ERKNet healthcare professionals from 65 health care providers in 22 European countries enrolled to the ERKNet Postgraduate Curriculum in Rare Kidney Disease.

While the eLearning contents are reserved for curriculum students, the ERKNet webinars are open to the public. So far, ERKNet broadcasted more than 100 ERKNet webinars with more than 10,000 attendees around the globe.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Employee of an ERKNet Member of Affiliated Partner centre, or at a centre currently applying for ERKNet membership
  • Postgraduate trainee in internal medicine/pediatrics, or
  • Postgraduate trainee in nephrology or pediatric nephrology, or
  • Nephrologist or pediatric nephrologist, or geneticist

Certificate qualifying criteria:

  • Attendance to at least 80% of all ERKNet Webinars within a three year period (minimum 48 Webinars)
  • >75% correct answers in Webinar-related questions
  • Processing of at least 80% of all eLearning cases (minimum 30 cases)
  • > 75% correctly answered case questions
  • Submitted portfolio confirming 2 years clinical activity in the field of rare kidney diseases

In case of any questions please contact us at education[at]

Please note that this year's registration is closed. The registration for the class of 2025 will be possible from October 2024. 


Unfortunately, only employees from ERKNet Member or Affiliated Partner centres can participate.

Unfortunately, the 2nd call for membership ended in November 2019. So far, no third round of application for ERKNet membership is planned.

The ERKNet Postgraduate Curriculum launches a new round of the curriculum once a year. Subscribe our newsletter to not miss the registration phase. 

No, the curriculum is for ERKNet affiliated members free of charge. 

There are 2 possibilities:

  • Live: You can find our webinar schedule and registration links here. If you attend the webinar live, it will automatically appear in your performance overview (usually 1-2 days later). Important: Please register with the email address that you have provided to us.
  • Recorded: If you are unable to attend the webinar live or would like to watch it again, the webinar recordings are linked on your Student Performance Summary for streaming. For technical reasons you must watch it via the link of your student’s page. If you watch the recordings via the GoToWebinar link, this can’t be detected by our system.

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