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Results of the 2019 written exam delivered in Paris on 4 September have been sent to participants through the email address registered in their MyESC accounts.
More information about the next CCT exam will be communicated in due time.
Click here to read a message from the EACVI Certification and Accreditation Committee to all candidates considering applications for EACVI Certification Programmes.
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The benefits from EACVI Cardiac Computed Tomography (CCT) certification are:
More information about next CCT exam will be communicated in due time.
Registration is closed.
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.
In order 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 prior to the examination with no exceptions.
However, registration may close earlier when the exam room capacity is reached.
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*To benefit from member fees you must be a validated member before registering for the exam. This fee is only available for Silver members - for further information please go to the membership page.
**To benefit from EACVI Fellow fees you must be a validated EACVI Fellowship before registering for the exam. This fee is only available for EACVI Fellow.
***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
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.
Registration will be acknowledged upon receipt of payment and a valid email address (please ensure your MyESC profile is updated). A confirmation email will be sent within ten working days after having submitted the payment.
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:
Weeks before exam
Up to 6 weeks (before the exam)
6 - 4 weeks (before the exam)
Within 4 weeks
Please note that a "no-show" is not considered 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.
No formal certification process is provided by EACVI for Level 1 competency. Level 2 and 3 are offered by EACVI.
Certification is a process that confirms an individual’s knowledge, experience and skill in the field of Cardiac Computed Tomography and relevant related fields. It is intended for healthcare professionals who provide an independent clinical service but it is open to all healthcare professionals. A medical qualification is not mandatory although it is anticipated that most successful candidates will be so qualified.
The process consists of the two following steps:
Success in these two steps will lead to certification in Cardiac Computed Tomography.
The certification process in CCT has been published in December 2017 and is available here.
The exam is in English and is performed on a tablet-based system.
It consists of 100 questions in multiple-choice format with one single best answer for each question. Each correct answer received one mark. There is no negative marking and a wrong answer received no marks. The exam breakdown uses a prescribed quota of questions in the different subject areas of the CCT syllabus, the weighting of which will be in accordance with the examination blueprint. Questions may contain text only or have a combination of text and still images or movies.
The duration of the examination is 3 hours with no break.
EACVI Cardiac CT Core Syllabus is available to get prepared for the examination.
EACVI CCT Suggested reading list
Prospectives candidates must register prior to the examination. There is no opportunity to register on-site or on the day of the examination. Refer to the registration section for further detail.
Before the start of the exam:
During the exam:
Results of the examination will be sent to the email address registered on your 'MyESC' account. Results are only released following verification by the Exam Board, usually within two months of the completion of the exam.
All examination questions go through a rigorous assessment prior to the exam. Questions are reviewed by a committee of Exam Board members who are senior European experts in CCT. They are then all reviewed again by the Exam Board Chairperson. The final selection of questions is scrutinised by the Exam Board once again as part of the standard-setting process prior to the examination. This defines the pass mark for the examination. Following the examination, the questions are all reviewed once more by the Exam Board to ensure that the standard setting has been accurate. Any questions which perform badly in terms of discrimination of candidates or those with a negative correlation to the overall results may be removed.
Results are verified and validated by the EACVI CCT Certification committee.
A complaint must be logged on-site with the exam 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 scores, 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 within 4 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.
Please note: the below information only concerns candidates who have passed the Cardiac Computed Tomography written examination. Candidates have received a personal access to a platform, on the email address registered on MyESC account.
Submit a Logbook no later than 2 years after receiving the EACVI CCT exam results and according to the following requirements.
Each patient may be present only once in the logbook – It is not allowed to add multiple studies of the same patient.
Level 2 candidates must have interpreted a total of 150 non-contrast CCT cases and 150 contrast-enhanced CCT cases (non-contrast and contrast-enhanced CCT cases can be performed in the same patient). Listed below are the minimum number of required contrast-enhanced cardiac cases in each category:
Level 3 candidates must have interpreted and participated in the acquisition of a total of 150 non-contrast CCT cases and 300 contrast-enhanced CCT cases (non-contrast and contrast-enhanced CCT cases can be performed in the same patient). Listed below are the minimum number of required contrast cardiac cases in each category:
CME credits can be obtained from courses endorsed by the EACVI.
Any course declared by applicants that is not endorsed by EACVI will only be accepted at the discretion of the reviewers. In such cases, a copy of the final programme should be enclosed. It is important to note that the primary focus of any course submitted as part of a candidates CME portfolio should be CCT, or it is unlikely that the course will be considered appropriate for the purposes of certification in CCT.
Please note that a maximum 50% (Levels 2, 15 credits and Levels 3, 25 credits) of CME credits can be self-directed. Examples of self-directed learning may include but are not restricted to Reviewer activity for CT related journals/articles, teaching in CT department and self-directed study from CCT texts. In all cases, it is the responsibility of the candidate to submit appropriate evidence of these activities. The decision as to whether such activities can be counted towards a candidates CME portfolio rests solely with the reviewers whose decision in such matters will be final.
The process is not available yet but is expected to be every 5 years.
After certification, it is recommended that Level 2 certified individuals maintain their skills by documentation of at least 20 h of CME in CCT every 5 years and be actively involved in the acquisition and primary reporting of at least 100 CCT every 3 years. We also recommend that Level 3 accredited individuals Level 2 accredited individuals have documentation of at least 40 h of CME in CCT every 3 years and in acquiring and primary reporting of at least 200 CCT studies every 3 years. These cases have to be new cases acquired within the recertification period under the responsibility of the candidate and must be reported by the candidate as a first or senior reader.
A recertification programme is not currently offered by the EACVI, but may be planned in the future.
Registration for grandparenting scheme is currently closed.
The grandparenting route requires a combination of clinical experience and either evidence of education and proven research record within the field of CCT. The examination board will also accept a combination of research and education.
Individuals wishing to apply under this scheme must demonstrate the following:
4. In addition, the candidates are required to provide 2 MCQs for each topic of CT syllabus. So a total of 28 questions that will be reviewed and edited/approved by the coordinator of each topic. Access to the questions submission platform will be granted to the candidates.
List of topics:
If you meet the criteria for grandparenting and would like to apply, please use the ESC contact us, select the category "Certification programmes" and indicate "CCT grandparenting application" in the subject.
We will send you the dedicated platform link to submit your confirmation letter*.
After submission, your application will be reviewed by a review panel who will evaluate your eligibility to receive CCT Level 3 Certification.
You will receive your results by email. In case of success, you will also receive your Level 3 Certificate.
The decision of the Certification review panel with regard to grandparenting is final. There is no appeal process.
* Please note that the board reserves the right to request all documentation proving what has been stated in the letter (proof of CME, certificate of a medical degree, certificate of specialization, presentation, publications...).
Congratulations to all those who have achieved certification Level 2 and Level 3 in Cardiac Computed Tomography with the EACVI.
Candidates successfully certified have been approved by the CCT Exam Board Committee at either Level 2 or Level 3 in the certification process.
Please click here to view the list of:
EACVI CCT - Level 3 certified individuals
EACVI CCT - Level 2 certified individuals
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