About the ILAE Academy

The ILAE Academy provides a virtual campus where healthcare professionals obtain and increase essential and clinically relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies in the field of epilepsy.

Registered users can work on competencies in epilepsy from a varied course portfolio according to different levels of proficiency, track progress, earn certificates and CME credits …. all in one place!


The ILAE Curriculum for Epileptology

The competency-based curriculum developed by the ILAE encompasses 7 domains of knowledge, 42 competencies, and 124 learning objectives that address different levels of professional expertise in epileptology: 

For details on the curriculum design, read the Roadmap for a competency-based educational curriculum in epileptology” (Blümcke et al, Epileptic Disorders 2019)

Review article "e-learning comes of age: Web-based education provided by the International League Against Epilepsy" (Sándor Beniczky et al. Epileptic Disorders 2020)

Target Audience

The ILAE Academy is intended for health care professionals who see patients with epilepsy. These include neurologists, psychiatrists, family medicine physicians, internists and pediatricians, as well as trainees, residents and fellows. 

The self-directed and blended e-learning portfolio

Course offerings vary according to the different levels of proficiency in epileptology

ILAE Academy Course and Package Fees (valid from January 2022)

Level 1 

Addressing all healthcare professionals at the Entry Level for epileptology (Level 1 of the ILAE Curriculum

To receive the Level 1 Certificate, the following must be achieved: 

  • Completion of all 15 patient cases from the ‘Learn from Cases’  
  • Completion of 26 pre-determined ebrain sessions
  • Completion of the course 'Histopathology in a nutshell' (L1)

ILAE Academy_Course Portfolio Level 1

Level 1 Full Package


Subscription period: 1 year

Package includes:

  • Learn from Cases (15 patient cases)* - earn 37.5 CME points (AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • ebrain (26 sessions)*
  • Histopathology Level 1*
  • Self-Assessment Level 1

 * mandatory for Level 1 certificate

High Income


Upper-Middle Income2 /
Low & Lower-Middle Income Countries2


Fee for qualified applicants. 
See conditions below.

US$ 200

US$ 100/ US$ 50

US$ 25

2Source: World Bank and Hinari (WHO)
3Bursary application requirements and bursary conditions:
Partial bursaries will only be available for participants living in countries with low and lower middle income. Submission of a letter of recommendation from the bursary applicant’s current workplace or from the leadership of the local ILAE Chapter or Regional Commission stating the expected benefit to the epilepsy care and development in the bursary applicant’s community is required. In case such evidence cannot be submitted, a personal letter of motivation is required outlining the benefit the bursary candidate expects for his/her daily practice and professional career specific to epileptology. This requirement (letter of recommendation OR personal letter of motivation) is mandatory and is an important part of the decision-making process for the granting of any bursary. It is also important to note that no progress and completion of the compulsory courses within 1 year impacts future decisions about bursary eligibility. Bursaries will be partial bursaries involving partial payment. There are no further discounts available if a bursary is awarded.     

Level 2

Addressing all healthcare professionals at the Proficiency Level for epileptology (Level 2 of the ILAE Curriculum

Participants must have successfully accomplished Level 1 or must show evidence for equivalent knowledge (i.e. passed a corresponding online exam). The common body of knowledge in general epileptology will be taught through a comprehensive portfolio of case-oriented e-learning modules covering major epileptic conditions, syndromes, but also rare disorders. The e-learning program will be blended with tutor-guided, web-based teaching courses, advanced face-to-face workshops (see below), or special teaching courses offered at international congresses.


Virtual Epilepsy Academy (VIREPA) 

  • Highly interactive, e-moderated online courses on EEG and epilepsy and sleep
  • Experts in their field provide guidance, practical experience and expertise
  • Theoretical knowledge gained transfers to clinical practice
  • Active collaboration, group work and discussion among all participants is guided by the experts  
  • Valuable downloadable educational material will be provided

Duration: Six months 

Entry criteria for courses:

  • 3 years of training in neurology, neuropediatrics, clinical neurophysiology, psychiatry or neurosurgery, or combinations of these
  • Specific entry criteria may apply for some courses

Bursaries are available for participants living in low and lower middle income countries as categorized by the World Bank.

For details about the courses offered below, and how to apply, visit VIREPA

  • EEG in the diagnosis & management of epilepsy – Basic
  • EEG in the diagnosis & management of epilepsy –Advanced
  • EEG in the diagnosis & management of epilepsy – Pediatric
  • Epilepsy & Sleep – Advanced

For questions about VIREPA courses, contact courses@ilae.org.

Instructions: Registration, Course information and purchase

ILAE Academy_Course Portfolio Level 1

To get more information how to register to the ILAE Academy, how to purchase courses or packages and how to navigate through on the site and through the courses s ee the Academy User Guide 

Cooperating partners

The ILAE is cooperating with other educational partners to share epilepsy-related content. 


Ebrain is the world's largest, most comprehensive web-based training resource for continuous professional development in clinical neuroscience. ebrain is owned by the Joint Neurosciences Council (JNC)a registered charity. More than 500 clinicians form part of a multi-disciplinary team of expert authors and reviewers drawn from all areas of the neurosciences - from across the UK and Europe - contribute to the content. 
In cooperation with the JNC, 50 ebrain sessions will be available on the ILAE Academy, covering all aspects of epileptology in diagnosis and treatment. Sessions use the recognized interactive ebrain format.  They have been reviewed by ILAE experts and were adapted by the JNC.


In cooperation with EpiCARE (European Reference Network for Rare and Complex Epilepsies) the ILAE is developing self-paced case-based e-learning courses. These modules focus on diagnosis and management of some rare and complex epilepsies and will integrate with the ILAE learning program, corresponding to different levels of professional expertise in epileptology and to Level 2 competencies of the ILAE Curriculum. These modules probe the knowledge of healthcare professionals in this field to further expand and deepen their competency. Each e-leaming module presents a patient cases in a highly interactive and self-paced manner, including exercises and quizzes with feedback. Visit EpiCARE’s website and discover the first e-learning modules. Please note also the monthly live webinars (attendance free, previous registration required).  

For questions and further information, please contact ilaeacademy@ilae.org

Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7:35 PM