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Certification Exams

Certification proposed by ESC subspecialty communities

The ESC is offering cardiology practitioners a range of certifications to test and assess their knowledge, skills and performance in their practice following post-graduation, educational and training experiences.

ESC certifications are both a proof of professional excellence to the patients and a way for practitioners to enhance their good practice.

Acute Cardiac Care

ACCA certification for Acute Cardiac Care

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Heart Failure

HFA certification for Heart Failure

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Heart Rhythm

EHRA certifications for:  Allied Professionals on Cardiac Pacing & ICDs; Cardiac Pacing & ICDs; Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology

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EACVI certifications for:  Adult Transoesophageal Echo; Adult Transthoracic Echo; Congenital Heart Disease Echo; CMR; Congenital Heart Disease CMR; Nuclear Cardiology

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Interventional Cardiology

EAPCI certification for Interventional Cardiology

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1) Exam - Theoretical part delivered on tablet

This part consists of an exam with multiple choice questions (MCQs). The passing scores for each section are established after each exam within the Sub-Committee, based on statistical performance of individual questions and on the average level of scores taken from the respective examination. 

 2) Logbook - Practical part

Candidates will have to pass the theoretical section successfully before going to the second part. For the practical part, candidates must submit a logbook. It is designed to demonstrate the training, skills and experience of the applicant, under the guidance of supervisors. This part involves practical skills assessment.

Upcoming Exams

  • Tuesday 26 June 2018
    26/06/2018 00:00 26/06/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI/EACTA Transoesophageal Echocardiography Certification Exam (TOE)

    The next EACVI/EACTA exam in TOE will take place during the 32nd EACTA Annual Congress 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

    Registration will open approximately 3 months before the exam.

    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Saturday 25 August 2018
    25/08/2018 00:00 25/08/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris EAPCI Certification Exam in interventional cardiology Athens - Greece European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
    Munich - Germany

    Registration is open

  • Wednesday 29 August 2018
    29/08/2018 08:00 29/08/2018 13:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Transthoracic Echocardiography Certification Exam (TTE) - ESC Congress Munich - Germany European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Saturday 13 October 2018
    13/10/2018 00:00 13/10/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI/EANM Nuclear Cardiology Certification Exam Munich - Germany European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
    Düsseldorf - Germany

    Registration is open.

  • Saturday 20 October 2018
    20/10/2018 11:30 20/10/2018 14:30 Europe/Paris Acute Cardiovascular Care Certification Exam



    Düsseldorf - Germany Acute Cardiovascular Care Association DD/MM/YYYY
    Acute Cardiovascular Care Association
    Madrid - Spain

    Registration will open soon.

  • Wednesday 31 October 2018
    31/10/2018 09:00 31/10/2018 16:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Allied professionals in cardiac pacing and ICDs Certification Exam - Dutch Madrid - Spain European Heart Rhythm Association DD/MM/YYYY
    European Heart Rhythm Association