The Part I examination is held annually in September (16th of Sept 2017) or early October simultaneously in several centres. The examination may be taken in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish or Romanian. English language is always provided on top of the selected language so that candidates can refer to the original version if they so wish.
As of 2017, some centres will be offering the EDAIC Part I online. Please see details here.
The Part I examination comprises two multiple choice question (MCQ) papers, one covering basic science and the other clinical anaesthesia and intensive care medicine.