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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 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 specialists.

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Heart Rhythm

EHRA certifications for:  allied professionals in cardiac pacing and ICDs; cardiac pacing and 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 within the subcommittee after each exam based on statistical performance of individual questions and on the average level of scores taken from the respective examinations. 

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

  • Tuesday 19 May 2020
    19/05/2020 00:00 19/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris EAPCI Interventional Cardiology Certification Exam European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
    Paris - France

    The certification exam will not take place as scheduled

    The registration period is closed.

     

  • Tuesday 19 May 2020
    19/05/2020 00:00 19/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris EAPCI Interventional Cardiology for Nurses and Allied Professionals Certification Exam Paris - France European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
    Paris - France

    The certification exam will not take place as scheduled

    The registration period is closed.

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020
    26/05/2020 00:00 26/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam in Korea Paris - France Heart Failure Association of the ESC contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    City to be confirmed - Korea (Republic of)

    The registration period is closed.

     

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020
    26/05/2020 00:00 26/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam in Japan City to be confirmed - Korea (Republic of) Heart Failure Association of the ESC contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    City to be confirmed - Japan

    The registration period is closed.

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020
    26/05/2020 00:00 26/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam in Brazil City to be confirmed - Japan Heart Failure Association of the ESC contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    City to be confirmed - Brazil

    The registration period is closed.

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020
    26/05/2020 00:00 26/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam in Mexico City to be confirmed - Brazil Heart Failure Association of the ESC contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    City to be confirmed - Mexico

    The registration period is closed.

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020
    26/05/2020 00:00 26/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam in China City to be confirmed - Mexico Heart Failure Association of the ESC contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    City to be confirmed - China

    The registration period is closed.

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020
    26/05/2020 00:00 26/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam City to be confirmed - China Heart Failure Association of the ESC contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    Barcelona - Spain

    The registration period is open.

  • Tuesday 26 May 2020
    26/05/2020 00:00 26/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam in India Barcelona - Spain Heart Failure Association of the ESC contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
    City to be confirmed - India

    The registration period is closed.

  • Wednesday 27 May 2020
    27/05/2020 00:00 27/05/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Certification Exam (CMR) City to be confirmed - India European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
    London - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    The exam is cancelled and will be held at EACVI 2020 (9-12 December, Barcelona, Spain).

  • Sunday 28 June 2020
    28/06/2020 00:00 28/06/2020 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.

    London - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
    Leipzig - Germany

    The registration period will open three months prior to the exam date.