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Certification programmes

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

Certification for Acute Cardiac Care specialists

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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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Imaging

EACVI certifications for:  Transthoracic Echocardiography; Transoesophageal Echocardiography; Congenital Heart Disease Echocardiography; Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance; Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Congenital Heart Disease; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiac Computed Tomography

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Interventional Cardiology

EAPCI certification for: Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology for NAPS


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1) Knowledge assessment: written examination

This consists of an exam with multiple choice questions (MCQs). Passing scores 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) Skills assessment: logbook

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

  • Thursday 05 December 2019
    05/12/2019 00:00 05/12/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Transthoracic Echocardiography Certification Exam (TTE) - EuroEcho

    The next TTE certification exam will be held during EuroEcho-Imaging Congress on Thursday 8 December 2016 in Leipzig, Germany.

    Registration will open approximately 3 months before the exam.

    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Friday 06 December 2019
    06/12/2019 00:00 06/12/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI/AEPC Congenital Heart Disease Echocardiography (Echo CHD) - EuroEcho

    The next EACVI/AEPC exam in CHD will be held during EuroEcho-Imaging Congress 2016 on Friday 9 December 2016 in Leipzig, Germany.

    Registration will open approximately 3 months before the exam.

    Vienna - Austria European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Friday 06 December 2019
    06/12/2019 00:00 06/12/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Transesophageal Echocardiography Certification Exam (TOE) - EuroEcho

    The next EACVI/EACTA exam in TOE will be held during the EuroEcho-Imaging Congress 2016 in Leipzig, Germany.

    Registration will open approximately 3 months before the exam.

    Vienna - Austria European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Monday 09 March 2020
    09/03/2020 00:15 09/03/2020 01:15 Europe/Paris ACCA Acute Cardiovascular Care Certification Exam

     

     

    Vienna - Austria Acute Cardiovascular Care Association contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Acute Cardiovascular Care Association
    Athens - Greece

    Registration is closed

  • Saturday 28 March 2020
    28/03/2020 09:00 28/03/2020 16:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Cardiac Pacing and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Certification Exam Athens - Greece European Heart Rhythm Association contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Sunday 29 March 2020
    29/03/2020 09:00 29/03/2020 16:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Allied Professionals in Cardiac Pacing and ICDs Certification Exam Vienna - Austria European Heart Rhythm Association contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Sunday 29 March 2020
    29/03/2020 09:00 29/03/2020 16:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Invasive cardiac electrophysiology Certification Exam Vienna - Austria European Heart Rhythm Association esccertification@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Heart Rhythm Association
    Vienna - Austria

    Registration is closed.