ÖSD Zertifikat B2 / Pflege und medizinische Berufe (ZB2/PMB)

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ÖSD Zertifikat B2 / Pflege und medizinische Berufe

From 2024, the ÖSD will also be offering a separate ZB2 variant for the field of nursing and medical professions worldwide. This examination is designed for adults aged 16 and above who work or intend to work in nursing professions. Similar to the ÖSD ZB2 exam, the Zertifikat B2 / Nursing and Medical Professions consists of two modules: Written exam (reading, listening and writing) and Oral exam (speaking).The test formats are mostly the same as the ÖSD Zertifikat B2 exam, with only a few exceptions. However, the topics and content of the exam are based on typical professional situations in nursing and elderly care, and in hospitals in the German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol).
For preparation, you will find a first sample test here (subject to minor changes).

You can find more information about the ZB2 PMB exam as well as preparation materials here as a video. The sample test brochure and a course book for preparation (as a print version or as an e-book) can also be found in our webshop.

Since 1st of January 2024, this exam has been offered both as a paper examination and as a digital examination.

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Exam administration

The examÖSD Zertifikat B2 /Pflege und medizinische Berufe comprises two modules: the Written exam (Reading, Listening and Writing) and the Oral exam (Speaking). These modules can be sat and certified individually or taken in combination. Candidates who have taken and passed one module will receive a single copy of a certificate for the module taken. If both modules were successfully completed within a year, at the same exam centre, candidates will be entitled to receive a single copy of a full certificate listing all completed modules.

The exam will be carried out by two licensed ÖSD examiners who subsequently mark the candidate’s performance. Here you can find the Exam Guidelines and the Terms and Conditions for Exam Administration.