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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 the 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

  • Thursday 02 June 2022
    02/06/2022 00:15 02/06/2022 01:15 Europe/Paris Acute Cardiovascular Care Online Exam

     

     

    Association for Acute CardioVascular Care contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    Association for Acute CardioVascular Care
  • Tuesday 21 June 2022
    21/06/2022 00:00 21/06/2022 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI/EACTAIC Transesophageal Echocardiography Certification Exam (TOE) - Online European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Wednesday 22 June 2022
    22/06/2022 00:00 22/06/2022 00:00 Europe/Paris EACVI Transthoracic Echocardiography Certification Exam (TTE) - Online European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging contact@escardio.org DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Friday 28 October 2022
    28/10/2022 23:00 28/10/2022 23:00 Europe/Paris HFA Heart Failure Certification Exam Online

     

     
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    Registration will open 3 months prior to exam.