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Results of the 2019 written exam delivered in Arnhem on 6 November have been sent to the email address registered in your My ESC account.
Upcoming EHRA AP Dutch exam 4 November 2020.
Registration will open 3 months prior to the exam's date.
AP Exam in Dutch - 4 November 2020 Arhnem, The Netherlands
Next AP Exam in Dutch will be held during the Dutch National Cardiology Congress 2020 - NVVC, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
More information will be available in the coming weeks.
07:30 - 08:45: Candidates' check-in08:45 - 09:00: Instructions to Candidates (provided by invigilators)09:00 - 12:00: Part 112:00 - 12:45: Lunch13:00 - 16:00: Part 2
*EHRA reserves the right to modify the schedule if required. We strongly recommend that candidates give themselves leeway by planning later return flights.
Please read the terms and conditions.
Please note that candidates cannot resit the exam in the same calendar year. A candidate who fails the Dutch exam in November can resit in March 2020.
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.
*To benefit from member fees, you must be a validated member before registering for the exam. This fee is only available for EHRA 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: it cannot be used by candidates under any other circumstances.
Please note that there is no onsite registration.
If you wish to cancel your registration for the certification exam, you must contact us. The EHRA cancellation policy is detailed below:
In case of unforeseen circumstances (such as a death in the family, being on-call at a hospital, an accident involving the candidate...), a proof document will be required, and you will be refunded the entire registration fee.
If EHRA cancels an exam, the full registration fee will be refunded. However, EHRA is not liable for any costs incurred due to the cancellation, including accommodations and travel arrangements.
Certification for AP only requires that the exam be taken on a tablet – no logbook is needed.
The examination is designed in two consecutive parts, three hours each, with a 60-minute lunch break between:
EHRA reserves the right to modify the schedule, if required. If travelling after the exam, we strongly recommend that candidates plan their return flights late the same day or the day after.
Participants are required to sign in at least 30 minutes before the start of the exam and to present their information letter (sent during the registration process) and an identity card or passport.
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. It consists of 130 multiple-choice questions, with 60%–80% based on analysis of practical clinical cases and decision-making, with the remainder dedicated to theory.
The statistical performance of each multiple-choice question (MCQ) is analysed and the 10 least discriminating MCQs are not taken into account. The candidate's final score is, therefore, derived from only 120 MCQs. The pass mark is predetermined using a validated standard-setting process.
Results are sent by email two months after the exam has been taken. Upon passing the exam, candidates will receive an ECDSAP Certificate valid for 10 years.
Candidates cannot resit the exam in the same calendar year. A candidate who fails the Dutch exam in November can resit in March 2020.
As skills can only be maintained by continuing education and practical involvement, certification is granted for 10 years. After that period, exams must be retaken to renew certification.
Candidates may seek appeal:
A complaint must be logged on-site with the invigilators. The appeals’ procedure will be recorded only if Candidates have filed an official complaint on the day of the exam. In no circumstance, you will be entitled to fee refund nor damages.
If you believe that an incorrect result has been awarded to you, you may lodge an appeal by sending to the ESC Exam Administration an official letter, within 8 days of receiving your results, to the ESC contact us form. The result of such appeal may be a higher grade, a lower grade, or no grade change. In no circumstance, you will be entitled to fee refund nor damages.
The ESC exam administration and relevant certification committee will reply to the appealing candidate within four weeks.
Reply from ESC exam administration and relevant certification committee is final. You agreed to this during the exam registration process by accepting the ESC exam delivery Terms and Conditions.
Appeals are free of charge.
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