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Allied Professionals in Cardiac Pacing and ICDs Certification

Certification organised by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

The EHRA AP Certification exam will take place during the Dutch National Cardiology Congress 2018 - NVVC.

Date: 31 October

Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands

Language: Dutch

Next AP Certification exam in English will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, during EHRA Congress on 16 March 2019.

Registrations open 3 months prior to the exams' date

EHRA AP exam

More info on logistics and pricing details, will be communicated shortly.

Please read the Terms and Conditions.

Cancellation policy

In the event that 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 the 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 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. 10 questions out of the 130 are back up questions and are used only for internal processes.

There is no appeal procedure after the examination. Candidates who have failed the exam cannot re-sit the exam before a period of time of six months.

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. 

As skills can only be maintained by continued education and practical involvement, certification is granted for a period of 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 (FAQs)


Download the EHRA AP Certification FAQs