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Nuclear Cardiology Certification

Certification organised by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) in collaboration with the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).

The EACVI/EANM Nuclear cardiology Certification exam will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany on 13 October, during the EANM Congress 2018.

Registration is closed

Exam: 13 October


Check in candidates:  01:00pm – 02:00pm

Instructions to candidates: 02:00pm - 02:15pm

Exam: 02:15pm - 05:15pm

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



CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf

Stockumer Kirchstraße 61,

40474 Düsseldorf,



New: Get ready for the exam by taking the 'Cardiovascular tracks A and B' of the ESMIT Autumn school 2018  7 - 9 September - Belgrade, Serbia


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.

Please read the registration terms and conditions.

The registration is closed



Registration fees (in Euros)

Fee types Online fees (until seats sold out/10 days before exam date)
Standard/EACVI Regular Member €450
EACVI Silver and Gold Member /EANM Member


*To benefit from member fees you must be a validated member before registering for the exam. This fee is only available for Silver and Gold members - for further information please go to the membership page.

For EANM members your membership must be valid and in date

Registration for all ESC administered exams closes 10 days prior to the examination with no exceptions.


This exam is co-organised by EACVI and EANM






Payment and general condition

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.

Cancellation policy & conditions

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

% Refund

Up to 6 weeks (before exam)


6 - 4 weeks (before exam)


Within 4 weeks


No show


Please note that a "no-show" is not considered as 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.

Certification process

Certification is a process that confirms an individual’s knowledge, experience and skill in the field of radionuclide imaging of the heart 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 three stages:

  1. An examination.  A certificate of examination success will be awarded at this stage.
  2. Confirmation of knowledge, experience and skill from a professional colleague, trainer, supervisor or mentor. (Not available for the moment)
  3. Successful completion of clinical reports of unknown studies. (Not available for the moment)

Success in all three stages will lead to certification in nuclear cardiology.

The Examination

  • The examination will last for 3 hours and it will be delivered using a tablet computer and the English language.  It will consist of 120 questions, each with a clinical stem, a question and five options.  The correct answer will be the option that best answers the question and it will receive one mark.  Other options may be credible but will be less good answers or they may be false.  These will receive no marks. 
  • The examination will be held annually, normally at the time of a relevant congress.  The first exam took place in Lisbon on Thursday 7 December 2017 during the EuroEcho-Imaging 2017.  Registration is closed.
  • The level of knowledge of a candidate who passes will be expected to be that of an independent practitioner in nuclear cardiology.  The pass mark will be established for each examination individually and it will be based on past examinations, if relevant, and the statistical performance of individual questions.

Sample question

Example of a question

Examination syllabus

The examination syllabus can be found here.  

Before the examination

  • Candidates must have registered successfully. You will be an identifiable professional colleague, trainer, supervisor or mentor,asked, during the registration process, to provide a letter from attesting your knowledge, experience and skills in Nuclear Cardiology.
  • A final invitation letter will be sent approximately ten days beforehand.  Please contact the certification office if you have not received this
  • Candidates with special needs should notify the certification office in advance and every effort will be made to accommodate them
  • Candidates should attend the registration desk at least 30 minutes before the start of the examination and should present an identity document with a photograph.  A passport or other national identity document may be sufficient.  

During the examination

  • An invigilator will be present and will explain the examination process in the 10 minutes before the start
  • The tablet computer used to pose the questions and to submit answers will be provided
  • Candidates will not be allowed access to reference material in any form, including written material, any device with a screen display or internet access, any form of digital memory or calculator
  • Candidates may not consult each other
  • There will be no break in the 3-hour examination.  Water for refreshment will be provided
  • If a break is required for toilet or other purposes, facilities will be available but the examination period will not be extended.  
  • Candidates may leave the room before the end of the examination, but they will not be permitted to re-enter or to continue the examination

After the examination

  • The tablet computer must be left in the examination room
  • The result will be emailed to each candidate two months later
  • It is final and there will be no appeal process

Confirmation of Knowledge, Education and Skills

This section will be available soon.

Clinical reports of unknown studies

This section will be available soon.