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The next EACVI-EACTA exam in TOE will take place on 20 April 2017 in Berlin, Germany, during the Annual EACTA Congress.
The goals of certification are to protect patients from undergoing transesophageal echocardiographic examinations performed by unqualified persons and to set a European standard for competency and excellence in this field.
What are your benefits from getting the EACVI certification in TOE?
Obtain your certificate in 2 steps:
To obtain a certification, candidates must succeed both the above steps.
An examination will be held twice a year in:
This examination is delivered on Ipads, it is a Multiple Choice Question form (MCQ, select the best answer out of 5 possible choices) divided into two sections:
The examination is in English.
The duration of the written examination is 5:30 hours including a 20 minutes break. Please note that the schedule can be subject to on-site modification.
To be successful, a candidate must pass both sections of the written exam (reporting and theory). The passing scores for each section are established after each exam within the TOE Sub-Committee, based on statistical performance of individual questions and on the average level of scores taken from the respective examinations.
Before the examination:
A final information letter will be sent approximately 1 week before the exam - you will need to contact the certification office if you have not received your information letter by this point.
During the examination
Results of the written examination are sent by e-mail two months after the exam.
Please note that there is no appeal process. The results are verified and checked by the committee. The results are final.
As echocardiography skills can only be maintained by continued education and practical involvement, certification is granted for a period of 5 years. Afterwards, to remain certified, candidates will have to start the re-certification process demonstrating their continued practice and learning in this field.
For further information please consult the re-certification requirements.
The next EACVI-EACTA exam in TOE will take place on 20 April 2017 in Berlin, Germany, during the 32nd Annual EACTA Congress.
Check-in is scheduled to start at 07h00; the end of exam for 12h30.
The venue is Maritim Hotel Berlin, Stauffenbergstraße 26, 10785 Berlin.
Please note that you are not permitted to register for this exam if you sat the previous EACVI TOE certification exam less than 6 months ago. If you do, your registration will be cancelled automatically and you will be charged a 10% administration fee.
The registration for the exam is separate from that of the congress. You do not need to register for the congress to sit the exam.
Please read the Registration Conditions.
Please read the Registration Conditions.
NEW: Before paying, candidates have to complete a questionnaire where they must declare their supervisor and provide information on their training.
Please note that the supervisor does not need to be EACVI certified. Candidates who are looking for a supervisor can refer to the list of certified practitioners.
Important - Please note that in order to respect the capacity of the examination room, registrations are taken on the basis of first come, first served. We encourage online registration as early as possible to guarantee a seat.
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All registration fees are quoted in Euros (€) and include national applicable VAT. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted.
Registration fees are based on the date of receipt. The prices indicated are only applicable if BOTH registration form/request AND payment are received before the registration deadlines, otherwise, the higher registration fee will be applied.
Registrations will be acknowledged by e-mail upon receipt of payment and a valid candidate email address (make sure your MyESC profile is updated and ensure that no third party email address is linked to your registration).
If a participant wishes to cancel his/her registration to the Certification exam he/she should email email@example.com.
Please take careful note that the cancellation policy on refunds is as follows:
Please note that a "no show" is NOT considered as a cancellation. If you do not attend the exam without giving forewarning of your absence and without proof of good reason (unforeseen circumstances - such as a death in the family, serious accident of the candidate...) no refund will be allowed.
If there are any queries concerning visa problems please contact us. Please note you are responsible for your visa applications and you must give at least 2 months preparation time to your respective embassy otherwise it is your concern if the visa is not granted in time.
Should a candidate not attend the Exam, for whatever reasons, no further claims for reimbursement or waiving of fees can be made. Similarly no right to further claims or waiving of fees will arise should the ESC be obliged to alter the Exam proceedings.By registering to the Exam each candidate waives his/her rights to claim for any compensation toward the ESC. The organiser cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of Exam proceedings arising from political, social or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond their control.In no event will the ESC be liable for indirect damages or cost.All candidates are urged to take personal travel insurance.Registration of a candidate entails acceptance of these conditions.
Please note that there is no appeal process following written exam section of the certification process. The results are the final decision of the Board. No additional feedback can be provided.
1. Following suggested publications list
2. Going on the EACVI Educational area.This section includes information about education-related areas such as:
3. Using the EACTA e-academy offers
Frequently Asked Questions: Click here for the full FAQs for the TOE exam
After the successful completion of the written exam, the candidate can proceed with the Practical Assessment (eLogbook) which must be submitted up to a year after the date of sitting the examination.
Candidates have to submit an eLogbook consisting of: 1. Signed letters from supervisors (detailed below) 2. 125 TOE anonymised studies (or 75 if they hold certification in TTE) 3. 6 special cases with detailed original reports, images and media.The particular media and details that must be uploaded in section 3 of the platform (access to be given once a pass result from the exam is received) depend on what kind of lab you work in:
Please note: Please keep videos below 5MB and upload in flv. format whenever possible
After the successful completion of the written exam, the candidate can proceed with the (eLogbook) which must be submitted up to 12 months after the date candidates receive their results of the examination. Successful exam candidates will be informed on how to submit their eLogbook along with their results. They will be sent a link and details on which username and password to use.
Please note: Cases can be collected from 1 year before to 1 year after the written exam and can cover the full 24 months.
The eLobgook can be submitted in one of the available languages (please refer to the list below). All cases will be sent to 3 EACVI graders for review.
Please note: Any document with the candidate's name will be rejected - ensure that ONLY the candidate's number appears on the document.
If you are having problems with the pdf template please create an excel with exactly the same column titles and use this instead. Don't forget to still include the first page signed by your supervisor
Please note that the eLogbook platform works optimally under the following conditions:
logbook demo guide
These should be the original reports that the candidate has written in their place of practice. Please ensure that:
Important:Reports are judged on completeness and accuracy (i.e. if the report matches the uploaded images, and if there are any errors of interpretation or omission). Findings in the report must by supported by relevant measurements and Doppler-derived data.
Candidates will need to submit their full, original reports for the 6 particular media cases included in section 3 of the logbook platform.
If a candidate is in need of an extension for their logbook submission date they must request this with a signed letter of explanation from their supervisor. The request must be submitted BEFORE the deadline of their logbook submission and cannot be granted in arrears. All requests should be directed to the certification office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that reasons for extensions must be reasonable and cannot be granted for instances such as poor organisation and so on.
Results of the complete certification process are sent by e-mail within 3 months of submitting the eLogbook.
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements will require the candidate to start the whole process from the beginning.
Candidates who fail the full certification process (logbook section after having passed the exam) may raise an appeal to the EACVI Certification Heart House Team. Please contact us through email@example.com
The appeal procedure for the re-evaluation of a logbook is charged at 100 Euros and does not guarantee a pass after this second review. The decision of the appeal is made by the committee and is final.
EACVI Certification in TOE is valid 5 years.
Certified individuals must show evidence of continuing activity in the field.Thus in order to keep their certification status, all persons who have been certified by the European Association of Echocardiography must apply for re-certification before the 5-year validity expires.
Consult the re-certification requirements here.
Please find here the list of EACVI TOE graders
Find below the list of professionals who are certified by EACVI/EACTA in TOE.Discover who they are, where they come from and benefit from their experience!
The EACVI/EACTA certification is valid for 5 years.
List of certified individuals in EACVI/EACTA TOE (.xls)
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