The examination is open to both AEPC members and non-members, and both trainees as well as trained paediatric cardiologists:
As part of the registration, you will need to upload a signed statement on training/education, signed by your supervisor / head of department. The standard letter (statement of current education) can be downloaded here >
The maximum number of applicants is 100. Preference will be given to AEPC junior members.
Questions are based on, and will cover, the knowledge base outlined in the Specialist Paediatric Cardiology Curriculum according to the “AEPC Recommendations for Training in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology” (Cardiol in the Young 2020;30(11):1572-1587).
The exam content is determined by a pre-established table of 14 sections. The specifications are developed by the AEPC council, Educational Committee and working group chairs and will be reviewed annually and updated as needed for currency.
Below are the primary medical content categories for the exam:
Epidemiology, genetics, embryology, normal and abnormal anatomy of the CVS
Physiology and haemodynamics of congenital and acquired heart diseases
Cardiovascular examination, principles, and application of cardiac diagnostics
Genetics, basic science, and myocardial disease
Imaging module: Echocardiography, cardiovascular CT / MRI and nuclear cardiology
Cardiac catheterisation and angiocardiography
Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders
Intensive care and pharmacology
Congenital cardiovascular surgery
Pulmonary hypertension, heart failure and transplantation
Congenital heart disease in the adolescent and adult
Psychosocial care, sports cardiology, physical activity, and prevention
Research, ethics and professionalism, and patient safety
We encourage any non-member to join AEPC as a member first, before registering for the exam.
|AEPC junior members||EUR 350||EUR 210|
|AEPC ordinary members||EUR 450||EUR 270|
|non-member juniors (from 1.1.1984 and younger)||EUR 440||EUR 264|
|non-member ordinary (before 1.1.1984)||EUR 600||EUR 360|
*The resit fee is only for those who did not pass the first edition of the exam, and is not to be paid in case of first registration.
Payment of the exam can be done by credit card (directly with application) or alternatively via bank transfer (bank details can be found below). Please note that your registration is only final when payment has been received.
Association des Cardiologues Pédiatres Européens (AEPC)
IBAN: BE48 3631 8575 3727
Should you not pass the examination, you will have the opportunity to take the exam at the next occasion at a reduced rate.
Upon passing the exam, a certificate of passing will be provided to you.
Cancellation policy - Should you wish to cancel your participation in the exam, you will need to do so before 28 February 2023 in order to receive a refund of the registration fee paid.