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Certification Programmes

Certification proposed by ESC subspecialty communities

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.

 

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.

 

Upcoming Exams

  • Tuesday 24 August 2021
    24/08/2021 08:00 24/08/2021 15:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Proctoring Exam Certification - Invasive Cardiac Electrophysiology European Heart Rhythm Association esccertification@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Thursday 26 August 2021
    26/08/2021 08:00 26/08/2021 15:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Proctoring Exam Certification - Allied Professionals in Cardiac Pacing and ICDs - Online

     

     
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    European Heart Rhythm Association contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Thursday 26 August 2021
    26/08/2021 09:00 26/08/2021 16:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Proctoring Certification Exam - Cardiac Pacing and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Online

     

     
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    European Heart Rhythm Association contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Friday 27 August 2021
    27/08/2021 23:00 27/08/2021 23:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam Online

     

     
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    Heart Failure Association of the ESC
  • Wednesday 03 November 2021
    03/11/2021 09:00 03/11/2021 16:00 Europe/Paris EHRA Allied Professionals in Cardiac Pacing and ICDs Certification Online Exam - Dutch

     

     
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