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EAPC Preventive Cardiology Centre Accreditation

Recognising and monitoring the quality of cardiovascular preventive care in ESC member and ESC affiliated cardiac societies.

Rehabilitation and Sports Cardiology
Risk Factors and Prevention

The European Association of Preventive Cardiology has developed an accreditation system to assess the quality of care of centres providing cardiovascular risk prevention across Europe. With this accreditation programme, EAPC aims to set standards for preventive cardiology practice, thus improving quality of care and cardiovascular health.

The accreditation system will be covering three subgroups:

  • Secondary prevention / cardiac rehabilitation
  • Sports cardiology
  • Risk management and prevention

The accreditation will be granted for a period of three years.

The application is currently closed and will re-open in April 2020.

For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Who can apply?

  • Centre/department/outpatient clinic, (public or privately run) providing cardiovascular risk prevention in an ESC member or ESC Affiliate country.
  • Must be in operation for a minimum of two years.
  • Must have at least one current staff member who is an EAPC Silver or Gold Member.
  • Applications shall be submitted online.
  • Documents, letters, and applications must be submitted in English. 


Read the FAQs document for more information. 


  • Benchmark and recognition of the quality of infrastructure, equipment/facilities, staff, and care.
  • Provision of certificate, accreditation plaque & media kit (press release, sample messages for social media).
  • One free registration for the EAPC annual congress - ESC Preventive Cardiology.
  • Visibility with a publication on the accredited centre list, and in the preventive cardiology bulletins.
  • Invitation to post a testimonial and photo on EAPC Facebook & LinkedIn groups.
  • Networking event for accredited centre representatives at ESC Preventive Cardiology / ESC Congress.

Review Process

The applications will be reviewed based on a list of pre-defined criteria for each subgroup. Each list has a number of priority criteria (minimum requirements) and a number of standard criteria. The criteria are based on recent literature and have gone a face validity check.

The evaluation of centres will be made on:

  • Qualifications and training record of staff
  • Organisation of care
  • Infrastructure and equipment

Each application will be evaluated by two EAPC reviewers and will be sent to the reviewing chairperson in case of conflicts.

Applications can either be accepted, declined or marked eligible for resubmission within six months, with indications of required improvements.

Accreditation Fees

Administrative fee (payable upon submission and non-refundable):

  • €300 (Excluding VAT)

Accreditation fees (For three years, to be paid in full upon confirmation of accreditation)

  • One category: €5,700 (excluding VAT)
  • Two categories: €9,900 (excluding VAT - Applied discount of 15%)
  • Three categories: €12,300 (excluding VAT - Applied discount of 30%)

Accredited centres by EAPC

We are pleased to share the list of centres already accredited:


Centre Country Cardiovascular risk management and prevention Secondary prevention and cardiac rehabilitation Sports cardiology Valid until
European Prevention Center (EPC) Germany X     August 2022
University Medical Center Utrecht The Netherlands X X  X June 2022 
CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology
Cardiology Clinical Academic Group
St George’s, University of London
United Kingdom      X April 2022 
Preventive sports medicine and sports cardiology Centre, Munich  Germany      X April 2022 
Jessa Ziekenhuis Hospital, Hasselt  Belgium    X   April 2022

Department of Cardiology Interdisciplinary Centre for Sports & Exercise Medicine Inselspital, University Hospital Bern

 Switzerland    X    April 2022