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Interventional Cardiology Certification

Certification organised by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)

The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) is proud to launch the first certification examination in interventional cardiology based on the revised EAPCI Core Curriculum (to be published soon). 

Next EAPCI Certification exams, will be held in Paris on 21 May 2019, during EuroPCR Congress.

Two exams will be held:

EAPCI Certification exam for Physicians - Registration will open on 26 February.

EAPCI Certification exam for Nurses and Allied Professionals - Registration will open 3 months prior to the exam's date.

Upcoming exams

EAPCI Certification exam for Physicians will be held on 21 May 2019, Paris.

Online registration deadline 10 May 2019.


Palais des Congrès de Paris

2 Place Porte Maillot

Paris, France


13:00 - 14:00     Check-in Candidates

14:00 - 14:15     Instruction to candidates

14:15  - 17:15      Exam (3h)

*EAPCI reserves the right to modify this schedule if required

The aim of the certification

The goal of the EAPCI is to assure optimal quality in interventional cardiology by assessing the competence in knowledge, skills and attitudes of physicians. As such, the EAPCI aims at developing a standardised certificate for interventional cardiologists practising in  ESC member countries so as to ensure comparable requirements for EAPCI and certified specialists.

The system will be designed to certify both practical experience and knowledge in interventional cardiology medicine and will be divided into two parts:

  • Part A: theoretical knowledge based on revised EAPCI Core curriculum, the PCR-EAPCI Textbook, ESC Guidelines, ESCeL (eLearning platform).
    This part consists of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) based on a clinical stem, and with 5 options, and only single best answer. If the candidate fails to the exam, she/he will have to wait 11 months before taking up another exam.
  • Part B: practical skills assessment. This part is under development.


Concerning EAPCI Certification exam for Physicians 21 May 2019, Paris:

  • EAPCI Member. If you are not a member, join now for free
  • Doctors with national board certification in cardiology or doctors during cardiology specialist training (fellows) as confirmed by their training director (letter of confirmation).

Practical information

  • Two sessions for part A are planned per year: one during EuroPCR (in May) and one during ESC Congress (in August).
  • EAPCI Certification exams will be set up on iPads.
  • Candidates will receive exam results within 8 weeks of taking the exam.
  • Upon successful completion of the theoretical exam, candidates will receive an EAPCI certificate stating that candidates 'have passed the theoretical examination of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions, a branch of the ESC', valid for 5 years. After 5 years, a re-certification exam could be considered.

Exam registration

Only EAPCI members can register Join now for free


If you sat this exam less than 6 months ago we highly encourage you to wait for your results before registering.


From 26/02/2019 to 12/03/2019

EAPCI Early Regular Member Fee 540€*(VAT included)

From 13/03/2019 to 10/05/2019

EAPCI Late Regular Member Fee 594€*(VAT included)

There is no onsite registration

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.


*Fees do not include transport & accommodation.

ESC reserves the right to modify the above schedule if needed. Therefore, ESC strongly recommends planning late return flights.


 Please read the Terms and Conditions

Payment and general conditions

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 My ESC profile is updated). A confirmation email will be sent within ten working days after having submitted the payment.


If candidates have to cancel their registration for the exam, please contact us.

  • Up to 6 weeks before exam takes place: 50% refund
  • From 6 to 4 weeks: 50% refund
  • From 4 weeks to exam date: 50% refund
  • No show: no refund

In the event of illness or other serious unforeseen circumstances, a letter of proof will be required and the full amount may then be refunded.

In the unlikely event that the EAPCI cancels the exam, the full registration fee will be refunded. However, EAPCI is not liable for any cost incurred by the cancellation of accommodation and travel arrangements.

How to prepare for the examination?

The EAPCI proposes to the candidates to use the following reading list or to take part in specialised courses:

The topics that will be covered by the exam are available here