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Allied Professionals in Cardiac Pacing and ICDs Certification

Certification organised by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

The 2019 EHRA AP exam in English has been held in Lisbon, Portugal in conjunction with EHRA Congress.

Registration is closed.

EHRA AP exam

The 2019 EHRA AP exam in English has been held in Lisbon, Portugal during the EHRA Congress on 16 March 2019.

Registration is closed.


Centro de Congressos de Lisboa
Praça de Indústrias
1300-307 Lisbon, PT


Check-in candidates: 7:30am - 8:45am
Instruction to candidates: 8:45am - 9:00am
Exam: 9:00am - 4:00pm (45mn lunch break).

*EHRA reserves the right to modify this schedule if required. We strongly recommend candidates to plan return late flights.

Please read the Terms and Conditions.

Please note that candidates cannot re-sit the exam in the same calendar year. However, if a candidate fails the Dutch exam in November, they can re-sit the following March. 


To respect exam room capacity, registrations will be managed on a first come first served basis.
We encourage you to register online as early as possible to guarantee a seat.

Registration for all ESC administered exams closes 10 days before the examination with no exceptions.
However, registration may close earlier when the exam room capacity is reached.

  • Non-member first time fee:  €500
  • Non-member Re-sit fee:  €313**
  • Member first time fee: €375*
  • Member Re-sit fee: €250**

*To benefit from member fees you must be a validated member before registering for the exam. This fee is only available for Silver, Ivory and Gold members.

**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.

Please note that:

  • there is no on-site registration.

Cancellation policy

If you wish to cancel your registration to the certification exam, you must contact us. The EHRA cancellation policy is as detailed below:

  • Up to 6 weeks before the exam: 100% refund
  • From 6 to 4 weeks: 50% refund
  • Within 4 weeks: no refund
  • No show: no refund

In case of unforeseen circumstances (such as a death in the family, on-call at the hospital, an accident involving the candidate...), a proof document will be required, and you will be refunded the entire registration fee.

If EHRA is to cancel the exam, the full registration fee will be refunded. However, EHRA is not liable for any cost incurred by the cancellation of accommodation and travel arrangements.

Requirements for EHRA Certificated Cardiac Device Specialists for Allied Professionals (ECDSAP)

Certification for AP will only require the exam on a tablet - no logbook needed.

The examination is designed to be completed in two consecutive parts, three hours each, with a 60-minute lunch break:

  • 09:00 - 12:00: 1st part
  • 12:00 - 13:00: Lunch break (lunch is provided by EHRA)
  • 13:00 - 16:00: 2nd part

EHRA reserves the right to modify the above schedule if required. If travelling after the exam, we strongly recommend candidates to plan their return flights accordingly (late or day after flights).

Participants are required to sign in at least 30 minutes before the start of the exam for check-in and to present:

  • Their information letter (sent during the registration process)
  • Identity card/Passport to confirm their identity

After the exam participants will have to hand in all their exam material and sign out.

The questionnaire is compiled by the EHRA Certification Committee for AP and consists of 130 multiple-choice questions.

Questions are based on the analysis of practical clinical cases and decision making (60-80%), with the remaining dedicated to theoretical questions.

The statistical performance of each MCQ is analysed and the 10 least discriminating MCQs are not taken into account. The candidate's final score is therefore derived from 120 MCQs only. The pass mark is pre-determined using a validated standard-setting process. 

There is no appeal procedure after the examination. 

Exam results are sent by email two months after the exam is sat.
Upon successful completion of the exam, candidates will receive an ECDSAP Certificate valid for ten years. 

Candidates cannot re-sit the exam in the same calendar year. However, if a candidate fails the exam in Dutch in November, they can re-sit the following March. 

As skills can only be maintained by continued education and practical involvement, certification is granted for ten years. Afterwards, they can renew their certification by re-sitting the exam.

How to prepare for the examination


Sample Questions

  • Download the AP samples MCQs.
  • For any information on the EHRA Certification examinations, please contact us at the European Heart House.

EHRA Certified Cardiac Device Specialists for Allied Professionals (ECDSAP)

Find below the list of professionals who are certified by EHRA in Cardiac Pacing and ICDs for Allied Professionals.
Discover who they are and where they come from.


List of EHRA certified cardiac device specialists for Allied Professionals (ECDSAP)


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


EHRA AP Certification FAQ