Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to dissemintate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission: To promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our goal is to reduce the burden in cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Our Mission is "to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death"
To improve quality of life and logevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
Working Groups goals is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
ESC Councils goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
In order to keep their certification status, all persons who have been certified by the EACVI must apply for re-certification from 6 months before up to 6 months after the 5 year validity expires .
It is important that requests for re-certification are sent from 6 months before the expiry date.
The application for recertification is the responsibility of the candidates.
Reminders will, however, be sent out by the certification team approximately twice a year.
Requirements | Fees | Process
In order to assess continuing practical experience, current EACVI certified practitioners must provide the following:
50 CPD/CME points** – 25 specifically on echo
250 TTE studies performed per year*
50 TEE studies performed per year*
50 CPD/CME points** – 25 specifically derived from CHD echo meetings/courses
125 CHD studies performed per year soley by the applicant*
Proof of the most recent year’s studies provided as a logbook list
* Applicants must be involved in the study (although not necessarily have performed it completely themselves). E.g. applicants may have confirmed that the maximum gradient through the aortic valve had been obtained even though other parts of the study have been performed by a trainee/colleague. Number of studies performed per year as an average over 5 years.
**The continuing learning hours must be collected over the 5 years that your are certified for.
Additionally, the EACVI Certification Skills Assessment Committee may ask for evidence of practical studies in the form of a report (study or videos / clips - upon request).
1CME/CPD=1 hour of echo learning
CME/CPD credits are obtained by participating in:
Only the echo component of meetings will count for re-certification.
Examples of eligible meetings listed below:
EuroEcho-Imaging – please indicate hours of echo lectures attended
EACTA congress - please indicate hours of echo lectures attended
American Society of Echo meetings
ACC (echo component only – sessions attended must be specified)
AHA (echo component only – sessions attended must be specified)
ESC Congress (echo component only – sessions attended must be specified)
Cardiothoracic anaesthesia and perioperative echocardiography meetings
Meetings endorsed by the EACVI
Meetings awarded EBAC credits (Echo component only, 1 EBAC credit hour = 1 CME hour)
Other meetings: other national and international meetings providing CME in Echo. Please submit copies of the course programme, faculty and evidence of your attendance with your application, and the number of hours claimed. These hours will be evaluated by the EACVI Certification committee for acceptability.
It is recommended that the majority of CME hours come from options 1 to 4.
The EACVI Certification committee reserves the right to check the details of the course and evidence of attendance. The decision of the EACVI Certification Committee is final regarding award of CME hours
Candidates successfully re-certified will be awarded an electronic certificate.
To apply for re-certification, candidates must send a request for re-certification to the ESC certification office by email mentioning:
Upon submission of the request, the EACVI Certification office will inform candidates of their eligibility.
The candidates will be sent a link to register online for the recertification process - up to 2 weeks after sending the information to the certification office.
Once the registration is validated (again this can take up to 2 weeks) the Certification Office will send a link to an online web form, where templates will be provided for the below documents, which must be completed along with the following uploaded documents:
Plus any additional required documents which will be available and listed on
*The EACVI Certification office will come back to you with the number of CME credits that have been allocated by the EACVI Certification Committee.
The candidate then simply needs to select the "submit" button at the end of the form and their application will be sent to the certification team to handle.
The candidate will then be notified by email within the next 2 weeks as to whether their submission was successful or not. If further details are required the candidate will be asked to provide them within two weeks of being asked.
Results of the re-certification are then sent by email within 2 months after request.