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SCOPE Examination

Introducing the new SCOPE Examination

World Obesity Federation - SCOPE

SCOPE is delighted to announce the introduction of a series of multiple-choice examinations on the SCOPE E-Learning platform.

These include a ‘core’ exam focusing on our Core Learning Path and four shorter exams focusing on our supplementary modules. The exams are available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. There is currently no charge for taking the exams.

Successful completion of the core exam and at least one supplementary exam is now a requirement of SCOPE Certification and recertification. The exams can be taken at any time, though it is recommended that candidates complete their SCOPE training prior to attempting them.

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Why have we implemented an examination?

SCOPE Certification is the ‘international gold standard’ of obesity management expertise, which promotes and acknowledges excellence in obesity prevention and treatment. We are constantly driven to provide a high standard of obesity education to positively contribute to our users’ continuous professional development.

By implementing a more extensive examination style and allowing learners to specialise in an area of their choice, SCOPE will increase learner confidence to grasp essential key concepts and skills in obesity management.


When was the exam implemented?

The exam went live in January 2023. Successful completion of the core exam and at least one supplementary exam became a requirement of SCOPE Certification and recertification on 1st April 2023.


Who needs to take the exam?

From 1st April 2023, all health professionals wishing to apply for SCOPE Certification need to pass the core exam and at least one supplementary exam, in addition to earning 12 SCOPE points and completing the Core Learning Path. Those wishing to renew their existing certification also need to pass the core exam and a supplementary exam.

Therefore, everyone wishing to maintain their SCOPE Certification will eventually need to take the exam.

What does the exam look like?

The exam is split into two parts:

Core Exam

The Core Exam consists of 70 multiple-choice questions extensively covering all the topics in the Core Learning Path and several other key topics including weight stigma and mental health.

Around half of the questions test for medical knowledge and the other half includes clinical case scenarios designed to test knowledge of patient care and procedural skills. A small portion of the exam also tests for interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism, as well as assessing the candidate’s understanding of weight stigma and mental health conditions related to obesity. The pass mark for the exam is 70%. Candidates will have 2 hours to complete the exam.

Candidates should complete the modules listed below before attempting the Core Exam. Click here to access the Core Exam.

The questions in the Core Exam are based on the following modules:

Core Learning Path:

  • Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight
  • Causes of Obesity
  • Complications of Obesity
  • Starting the Patient Dialogue
  • History Taking and Examination
  • Management of Obesity in Adults
  • Pharmacotherapy for Obesity
  • Management of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Other modules:

Supplementary exams

Candidates will also be required to complete a supplementary exam consisting of 30 multiple choice questions. The pass mark for each exam will be 70%. Candidates will have 50 minutes to complete the exam. Candidates will be able to choose one of the four available topics below. The recommended modules to revise are listed under each topic.

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This programme is partially supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Novo Nordisk A/S.
Novo Nordisk has had no input into the content of the training.