The next TTE Certification exam will be held on 29 August 2018, during ESC Congress in Munich.
The registration will open in May: 3 months prior the exam date.
The goals of certification are to protect patients from undergoing transthoracic echocardiographic examinations performed by unqualified persons and to set a European standard for competency and excellence in this field.
The benefits from certifying in EACVI TTE:
To obtain Certification, candidates must succeed in both of the below steps:
First Step: Theoretical part - Delivered on Tablet
Candidates who are successful in the examination will be entitled to proceed with the practical skills assessment.
Second Step: Practical part - eLogbook
Candidates must submit an eLogbook of 250 transthoracic clinical cases they have performed.
The theoretical examination is held twice a year in:
This examination is delivered on iPad, it is a Multiple Choice Question form (MCQ, select the best answer out of five possible choices) divided into two sections:
The examination is in English. The duration of the written examination is approximately five hours including a 20 minutes break.
Please note that the schedule can be subject to on-site modification.
To be successful, a candidate must pass both sections of the written exam (reporting and theory). The passing scores for each section are established after each exam within the TTE Sub-Committee, based on statistical performance of individual questions and on the average level of scores taken from the respective examinations.
Results of the written examinations are sent via email two months after the exam.Please note that there is no appeal process following written exam. The exam sheets are analysed by computers and the results verified and checked by the committee. The results are final and no additional feedback can be provided.
Next TTE Certification exam will be held 29 August 2018, during ESC Congress in Munich.
Registration will open 3 months before the exam: late May 2018.
The registration for the exam is separate from that of the congress. You do not need to register for the congress to sit the exam.
Please read the Registration Conditions.
Please read the Registration Conditions.
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*Please note that the resit fee is reserved only for candidates who have sat and failed the exam in the past and cannot be used by candidates under any other circumstances.
**To benefit from member fees you must be a validated member before registering for the exam. This fee is only available for Silver and Gold members - for further information please go to the membership page.
NEW: Before paying, candidates have to complete a questionnaire where they must declare their supervisor and provide information on their training.
Please note that the supervisor does not need to be EACVI certified. Candidates who are looking for a supervisor can refer to the list of TTE certified practitioners (Xls).
Important - Please note that in order to respect the capacity of the examination room, registrations are taken on the basis of first come, first served. We encourage online registration as early as possible to guarantee a seat.
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All registration fees are quoted in Euros (€) and include national applicable VAT. Payment in any other currency will not be accepted.
Registration fees are based on the date of receipt. The prices indicated are only applicable if BOTH registration form/request AND payment are received before the registration deadlines, otherwise, the higher registration fee will be applied.
Registrations will be acknowledged by e-mail upon receipt of payment and a valid candidate email address (make sure your MyESC profile is updated and ensure that no third party email address is linked to your registration).
If a participant wishes to cancel his/her registration to the Certification exam he/she should Contact Us.
Please take careful note that the cancellation policy on refunds is as follows:
Please note that a "no show" is NOT considered as a cancellation. If you do not attend the exam without giving forewarning of your absence and without proof of good reason (unforeseen circumstances - such as a death in the family, serious accident of the candidate...) no refund will be allowed.
If there are any queries concerning visas problems please Contact us. Please note you are responsible for your visa applications and you must give at least two months preparation time to your respective embassy otherwise it is your concern if the visa is not granted in time.
Should a candidate not attend the Exam, for whatever reasons, no further claims for reimbursement or waiving of fees can be made. Similarly no right to further claims or waiving of fees will arise should the ESC be obliged to alter the Exam proceedings.
By registering to the Exam each candidate waives his/her rights to claim for any compensation toward the ESC. The organiser cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of Exam proceedings arising from political, social or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond their control.
In no event will the ESC be liable for indirect damages or cost.
All candidates are urged to take personal travel insurance.
Registration of a candidate entails acceptance of these conditions.
There are many excellent books on echo and just some examples are listed below. In addition to those listed, there are many small basic texts which are a useful introduction to the subject.
You can also visit the EACVI educational area.
This section includes information about education-related areas such as:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Please also refer to the FAQs for further general information on the certification process
For any further information, please contact us.
Candidates have to submit their logbook electronically (eLogbook). Please note that any document with the candidate's name will be rejected. The logbook will be sent to three EACVI graders for review.
The main elements of the logbook are:
Important:Reports are judged on completeness and accuracy. If the report matches the uploaded images, and if there are any errors of interpretation or omission.
The eLogbook can be submitted in one of the available languages:
* Submitted reports must be accompanied by English translations.Do remember to select the correct language when submitting your logbook. For example, if some of the logbook is in English but the reports are in Hungarian please select "Hungarian" as the language.
For candidates who passed the exam before 2017:
Please note that the eLogbook platform works optimally under the following conditions:
View the e-logbook demo
If a candidate is in need of an extension for their logbook submission date they must request this with a signed letter of explanation from their supervisor. The request must be submitted BEFORE the deadline of their logbook submission and cannot be granted in arrears. All requests should be directed to the certification office through Contact Us.
Please note that the reason for an extension must be important and extensions are not granted for minor issues, poor organisation and so on.
Results of the complete certification process are sent by email within three months of submitting the eLogbook.Failure to comply with any of the above requirements will require the candidate to start the whole process from the beginning.
Failing the certification programme will require the candidate to start the whole process from the beginning.Candidates who fail may raise an appeal to the EACVI Certification Committee. The appeal procedure for the re-evaluation of a logbook is charged at 100 Euros.
EACVI Certification in TTE is granted for a period of 5 years. Afterwards, to remain certified, candidates will have to start the re-certification process demonstrating their continued practice and learning in this field. They must apply from 6 months before up to 6 months after the 5-year validity expires.Click here to consult the re-certification requirements.
Please find here the list of EACVI TTE graders
Find below the list of professionals who are certified by the EACVI in TTE.
Discover who they are, where they come from and benefit from their experience!
The EACVI certification is valid for 5 years.
List of EACVI TTE certified individuals (.xls)
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