The document “Core indicators to monitor HIV diagnosis at community based voluntary counselling and testing (CBVCT) services” has been developed through the contribution and expertise of a number of different people within the project “HIV community‐based testing practices in Europe” (HIV‐COBATEST) with co‐funding from the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) under the EU Public Health Programme (Grant Agreement N° 2009 12 11). An early draft was developed by Irena Klavs (National Institute of Public Health‐NIPH, Slovenia) in collaboration with Jordi Casabona (Centre d'Estudis Epidemiològics sobre les Infeccions de Transmissió Sexual i Sida de Catalunya – CEEISCAT, Spain), Cristina Agustí Benito (CEEISCAT), Laura Fernàndez López (CEEISCAT), Eduardo Ditzel (Projecte dels Noms‐Hispanosida, Spain), Miha Lobnik (LEGEBITRA, Slovenia), and Per Slaaen Kaye (STOP AIDS, AIDS‐Foundation, Denmark). The draft document was discussed at the Workshop on the Core Group of Indicators to Monitor HIV Diagnosis in CBVCT Services in Barcelona on 24th of May 2012. Consensus on the list of core and optional CBVCT indicators was reached. After the Workshop on the Core Group of Indicators to Monitor HIV Diagnosis in CBVCT Services, the document was sent for final comments to all members of the HIV‐COBATEST Steering Committee and the members of the Advisory Board of the HIV‐COBATEST Project.