In our Mission and Vision the stated objective of the Platform is to broaden and promote professional knowledge. Certified training for Formalities Officers is therefore one of the most important pillars of the Platform. The training programme has been designed by and is organized by DeltaPatents B.V. under the umbrella of the European Intellectual Property Education Foundation (EIPEF).

The realisation of this training programme has been an intensive process. In a relatively short period of time since the foundation of the Platform, a certified training program for Formalities Officers has been accomplished covering all important aspects of the IP profession. The training courses are taught by instructors having many years of experience in the profession.

For more information about the training programme, such as brochures on the various modules, visit For further questions, contact DeltaPatents B.V. via e-mail ( or telephone: 040-7876030.

Members of the Platform get a 10% discount on the training fees.


The exam for Certified Formalities Officer will be held on Thursday 31 May 2018 at the European Patent Office in Rijswijk.

Candidates who would like to participate in this year’s exam can register themselves at the Secretariat of the Platform via

Please send us the following details:

  • full name (i.e. the name you would like to have listed on the certificate)
  • your contact details (email address, telephone number and the address where you would like to receive the result of the exam)
  • Member / Non-member

After receiving this information, you will receive confirmation that you are listed for the exam. Also, you will need to ensure that the fee for the exam is paid on time, in any case before 24 May 2018.
The fee is € 100 for members and € 200 for non-members.
The fee can be transferred to the ABN-AMRO account of the Platform Formalities Officers (IBAN: NL18ABNA0573236771, SWIFT / BIC: ABNANL2A) stating your name and EXAM 2018. You will not receive an invoice!

You can register for the exam until Tuesday 8 May 2018. All registered candidates will receive an email with additional information regarding the exam shortly after 10 May 2016.

Finally, please be aware that the Board of the Platform and the Examination Committee will strictly follow the rules regarding registration and payment. If you are not registered and/or if we have not received your payment on the day of the exam, we can refuse you to participate in the exam. So please make sure that you check your registration and payment yourselves and take your confirmation of registration and payment with you to the exam.

We wish all candidates good luck!

For the examination requirements of the Platform's Formalities Officers training, click here.
Questions and remarks about the exam can be sent to: