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Interventional Cardiology

European Certification of Professional Excellence in the field of Interventional Cardiology

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). 

The exam will take place on Tuesday 22 May 2018.

Date:  Tuesday 22 May

Time: 14:15 - 17:15

Venue: Hotel Le Méridien ‘Etoile’
81 Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr,
75848 Cedex 17, 75017 Paris


• 13:00 - 14:00 Check-in Candidates
• 14:00 - 14:15 Instruction to candidates
• 14:15- 17:15 Exam (3h)


Will be closed on 11/05/2018.

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.


  • 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 theoretical examination of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions, a branch of the ESC', valid for 10 years. After 10 years, a re-certification exam could be considered.

Exam registration

Registration is open.

Only EAPCI members can register  Join now for free

 Registration will be closed on 11/05/2018.

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EAPCI Regular Member Fee 540€*(VAT included)


In order to respect exam room capacity, registrations will be managed on a first come first served basis. We encourage you to register online to guarantee a place.

*Fees do not include transport & accommodation.


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 MyESC 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 they must email

  • 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 EACPI 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.


Terms & conditions

How to prepare for the examination?

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