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The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) Nurses and Allied Professional group (NAPs) is proud to launch its certification examination in interventional cardiology.
With the spread of COVID-19 around the world and the necessity for healthcare professionals to deal with the epidemic in their hospitals, we have taken the decision to cancel the EAPCI certification exam that was planned for 19 May 2020.
We are investigating opportunities for delivering the exams near ESC Congress (29 August-2 September) in Amsterdam. We will confirm the dates as new information becomes available and we will secure the seats of those already registered to the exam on 19 May for this event.
On behalf of the EAPCI Executive Board, Education & Training Committee and Nurses & Allied Professions Committee
The aim of the EAPCI NAP Certification is to assure optimal quality in interventional cardiology by assessing the knowledge in attitudes of Nurses and Allied Professionals (NAPs).
Benefits of being certified in Interventional Cardiology for NAPs:
Certification in EAPCI is not a compulsory or regulatory certificate of competence or excellence. Individuals' rights to report and sign clinical studies in individual countries remain to be defined by National laws and regulations.
EAPCI NAP developed a standardised certificate for interventional NAPs practising in ESC member countries to ensure comparable standards for EAPCI NAPs as certified specialists.
The system is designed to certify both practical experience and knowledge in interventional cardiology medicine and will be divided into two parts:
The EAPCI NAP Certification is valid for 5 years. After 5 years and to remained certified, candidates:
EAPCI NAP proposes to the candidates to use the following preparation material or to take part in specialised courses:
To register an EAPCI NAP Certification exam, you must be:
*Fees do not include transport & accommodation.
We will confirm the dates as new information becomes available.
Please read the Terms and 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 My ESC 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, please contact us.
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 EAPCI 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.
The exam is in English and is performed on a tablet-based system.
It consists of 100 questions in multiple-choice format with one single best answer for each question. Each correct answer received one mark. There is no negative marking and a wrong answer received no marks. The exam breakdown uses a prescribed quota of questions in the different subject areas of the EAPCI NAP syllabus, the weighting of which will be in accordance with the examination blueprint. Questions may contain text only or have a combination of text and still images or movies.
The duration of the examination is 3 hours with no break.
Find here examples of questions from past EAPCI NAP certification Exam.
Before the start of the exam:
During the exam:
Results of the examination will be sent to the email address registered on your 'MyESC' account. Results are only released following verification and validation by the Certification Committee Chairperson, usually within two months of the completion of the exam.
All examination questions go through a rigorous assessment prior to the exam. Questions are reviewed by a committee of Certification members who are senior experts in Interventional Cardiology for NAPs. They are then all reviewed again by the Certification Committee Chairperson. The final selection of questions is scrutinised by the Certification Committee once again as part of the standard-setting process prior to the examination. This defines the pass mark for the examination. Following the examination, the questions are all reviewed once more by the Certification Committee to ensure that the standard setting has been accurate. Any questions which perform badly in terms of discrimination of candidates or those with a negative correlation to the overall results may be removed.
Upon successful completion of the theoretical exam, candidates will receive an EAPCI NAP certificate stating that candidates 'have passed the theoretical examination of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions for Nurses and Allied Professionals', valid for 5 years.
EAPCI - NAPs - List of certified Part A
A complaint must be logged on-site with the exam Invigilators. The appeals’ procedure will be recorded only if candidates have filed an official complaint on the day of the exam. In no circumstance you will be entitled to fee refund nor damages.
If you believe that an incorrect result has been awarded to you, you may lodge an appeal by sending to the ESC exam administration an official letter within 8 days of receiving your scores, to the ESC contact us form. The result of such appeal may be a higher grade, a lower grade, or no grade change. In no circumstance you will be entitled to fee refund nor damages.
The ESC exam administration and relevant certification committee will reply within 4 weeks.
Reply from ESC exam administration and relevant certification committee is final. You agreed to this during the exam registration process by accepting the ESC exam delivery Terms and Conditions.
Appeals are free of charge.
The practical skills assessment part of the EAPCI NAP Certification is not open yet.
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