Biologist

Syllabus and exam topics

The Register kept by the Italian Order of Biologists provides for enrolment in one of two sections:

  • Section A - professional qualification Biologist
  • Section B - professional qualification Junior Biologist
Registering for the exam

2nd session 2021

Registrations for the Biologist State Board Exam will be open from 21 September 2021 to 22 October 2021.

The State Board Exams to qualify for the Biologist and Junior Biologist professions will begin on 17 November 2021, and on 24 November 2021, respectively. They will consist of a remote oral exam, in compliance with Ministerial Decree no. 238 of 26 February 2021.

The procedures and deadlines for registering to the State exam are set out in the Bando di ammissione.

Candidates shall apply online through the service Domanda di ammissione Esame di Stato.

Fees and payments

State exam fees must be paid through PagoPA, the Public Administration payment service, by accessing the Servizio Gestione Pagamenti > Contributi per prestazioni d'Ufficio:

  • € 49.58 – Agenzia delle Entrate (Inland Revenue) - STATE EXAM FEE - 
  • € 400.00 - University of Milan - STATE EXAM REGISTRATION FEE

Documents to be submitted

To complete the online application for the State exam, upload a copy of:

  • receipt of the PagoPA payment of € 49.58 - STATE EXAM FEE;
  • receipt of the PagoPA payment of € 400.00 - STATE EXAM REGISTRATION FEE;
  • for graduates from campuses other than the University of Milan: self-certification of graduation;
  • for candidates who will obtain their degree after the application deadline (however, within the exam date): statement of graduation application.

Enrolments are extended until 22 October at 23:59.

Absent candidates

Candidates who have enrolled for the first exam session but are absent on exam day may submit a new application for the second session by the stated deadline. Any documentation previously submitted and any payments already made will be valid for the new application (with the exception of any balances still owing).

Examining Committee, calendars and results
Examining Committee

Chairwoman: Prof.ssa Graziella CAPPELLETTI 

Alternate chairman: Prof. Alessandro ALIVERTI 

Prof. Mirko BARUSCOTTI

Prof. Andrea Paolo BINELLI 

Dott. Paolo PAGANELLI 

Dott.ssa Giovanna FONTANA 

Alternate members: Prof.ssa Sara EPIS, Dott. Paolo BONETTI

Examining Committee

Chairwoman: Prof.ssa Graziella CAPPELLETTI 

Alternate chairman: Prof. Alessandro ALIVERTI 

Prof. Mirko BARUSCOTTI

Prof. Andrea Paolo BINELLI 

Dott. Paolo PAGANELLI 

Dott.ssa Giovanna FONTANA 

Alternate members: Prof.ssa Sara EPIS, Dott. Paolo BONETTI

Previous sessions
Examining Committee

Chairman: Prof. Andrea MOSCA 

Alternate chairwoman: Prof.ssa Michela SUGNI

Prof.ssa Graziella CAPPELLETTI 

Prof.ssa Roberta PENNATI 

Dott. Paolo PAGANELLI 

Dott.ssa Giovanna FONTANA 

Alternate members: Prof. Stefano RICAGNO, Dott.ssa Antonella CARUSO

Schedule and procedures for Biologist State Board Exams

The exams will be held on 16, 17, 20 and 21 July 2020, and will consist of a remote oral exam, in compliance with Ministerial Decree no. 57 of 29 April 2020, using the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

The schedule and procedures are described in the attached notice - Avviso Esame di Stato Biologo.

Examining Committee

Chairman: Prof. Andrea MOSCA

Alternate Chairman: Prof. Michela SUGNI

Prof. Graziella CAPPELLETTI

Prof. Roberta PENNATI

Dr. Giovanna FONTANA

Dr. Paolo PAGANELLI

Alternates: Prof. Stefano RICAGNO, Dr. Antonella CARUSO

Calendario e modalità Esami di Stato Biologo

Gli esami saranno eseguiti nelle giornate di 16, 17, 18 e 23 novembre 2020, e consisteranno in un’unica prova orale con modalità a distanza, in ottemperanza al D.M. n. 661 del 24 settembre 2020, utilizzando la piattaforma per videoconferenze Zoom.

Il calendario e modalità sono descritti nell'allegato Avviso Esame di Stato Biologo.