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Certification Programmes

Certification proposed by ESC subspecialty communities

 

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

These are unprecedented times and we can imagine how busy you are coping with COVID-19. Therefore we are extending the submission deadlines by six months for all logbooks. However, please feel free to submit them at any time before that if you wish.

No action is required from candidates. The new deadline will be indicated on the logbook submission webpage.

N.B. Under these circumstances, logbook graders may also be unusually busy and there may be substantial delays in receiving your logbook grading. Thank you for your understanding.

Our heartfelt best wishes go out to you and your patients.

 


The ESC is offering cardiology practitioners a range of certifications to test and assess knowledge, skills and performance in their practice following post-graduation, educational and training experiences.

ESC certifications are both a proof of professional excellence to the patients and a way for practitioners to enhance their good practice.

Acute Cardiac Care

Certification for acute cardiac care specialists.

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Heart Failure

HFA certification for heart failure specialists.

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Heart Rhythm

EHRA certifications for:  allied professionals in cardiac pacing and ICDs; cardiac pacing and ICDs; invasive cardiac electrophysiology.

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Imaging

EACVI certifications for:  transthoracic echocardiography; transoesophageal echocardiography; congenital heart disease echocardiography; cardiovascular magnetic resonance; cardiovascular magnetic resonance congenital heart disease; nuclear cardiology; cardiac computed tomography.

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Interventional Cardiology

EAPCI certification for: interventional cardiology;

interventional cardiology for NAPS.


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1) Knowledge assessment: written examination

This consists of an exam with multiple choice questions (MCQs). Passing scores are established within the subcommittee after each exam based on statistical performance of individual questions and on the average level of scores taken from the respective examinations. 

2) Skills assessment: logbook

Candidates will have to pass the theoretical section successfully before going to the second part. For the practical part, candidates must submit a logbook. It is designed to demonstrate the training, skills and experience of the applicant under the guidance of supervisors. This part involves practical skills assessment.

Upcoming Exams

  • Wednesday 04 November 2020
    04/11/2020 09:00 04/11/2020 16:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Allied Professionals in Cardiac Pacing and ICDs Certification Exam - Dutch

     

     
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    European Heart Rhythm Association contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Heart Rhythm Association
    Arnhem - Netherlands

    The registration period is open.

  • Thursday 19 November 2020
    19/11/2020 23:00 19/11/2020 23:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam Online

     

     
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    Arnhem - Netherlands Heart Failure Association of the ESC contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Heart Failure Association of the ESC

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  • Tuesday 24 November 2020
    24/11/2020 00:00 24/11/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Transthoracic Echocardiography Certification Exam (TTE) - Online Arnhem - Netherlands European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Tuesday 24 November 2020
    24/11/2020 23:00 24/11/2020 23:00 Europe/Paris EACVI/EANM Nuclear Cardiology Certification Online Exam Arnhem - Netherlands European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020
    25/11/2020 00:00 25/11/2020 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI/AEPC Congenital Heart Disease Echocardiography (Echo CHD) - Online Arnhem - Netherlands European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020
    25/11/2020 23:00 25/11/2020 23:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance CHD Certification Exam Online (CMR-CHD)

     

     
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    Arnhem - Netherlands European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
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  • Wednesday 25 November 2020
    25/11/2020 23:00 25/11/2020 23:00 Europe/Paris EACVI/EACTA Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) Certification Online Exam

    The next EACVI/EACTA exam in TOE will take place during the 32nd EACTA Annual Congress 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

    Registration will open approximately 3 months before the exam.

    Arnhem - Netherlands European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Thursday 26 November 2020
    26/11/2020 23:00 26/11/2020 23:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Certification Online Exam (CMR) Arnhem - Netherlands European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Thursday 26 November 2020
    26/11/2020 23:00 26/11/2020 23:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Cardiac Computed Tomography Certification Exam - Online Arnhem - Netherlands European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Friday 27 November 2020
    27/11/2020 09:00 27/11/2020 16:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Proctoring Certification Exam - Cardiac Pacing and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Online

     

     
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  • Friday 04 December 2020
    04/12/2020 08:00 04/12/2020 15:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Proctoring Exam Certification - Allied Professionals in Cardiac Pacing and ICDs_Online

     

     
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    Arnhem - Netherlands European Heart Rhythm Association contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
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  • Friday 04 December 2020
    04/12/2020 08:00 04/12/2020 15:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Proctoring Exam Certification - Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology Arnhem - Netherlands European Heart Rhythm Association esccertification@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
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  • Monday 14 December 2020
    14/12/2020 14:00 14/12/2020 17:00 Europe/Paris EAPCI Interventional Cardiology Certification Exam Arnhem - Netherlands European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

    The next online EAPCI exam will be an online exam. 

    The registration period is not open yet.