European Exam in General Cardiology

EECC Registration for CESR candidates

EECC Registration for CESR candidates

As well as UK trainees, those who are planning to apply for a CESR (Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration) are now also able to apply and sit the EECC.

Important: The EECC is not a formal qualification but demonstrates knowledge of core cardiology equivalent to that required for the award of a certificate or completion of training (CCT).

  • Following the exam, successful CESR candidates will be issued with a certificate stating that they demonstrated knowledge of core cardiology, equivalent to that required for the award of a certificate of completion of training (CCT).

In order to be able to sit this exam you must:

Be in a cardiology post in the UK at the time of application
Be planning to submit in full your application for CESR within 3 years of the EECC examination date on which you intend to sit this examination
Obtain official confirmation of both of the above and provide the required supporting information outlined in how to apply.

How to Apply

All CESR candidates are required to send the following supporting documentation to CESR@bcs.com

  1. A short *letter of reference from your Medical Director
    *This letter must be on headed paper from your hospital/ trust Download Letter Example/Template
  2. Your Medical Directors name and email address
  3. Details of the posts your have worked in for the last 3 years

Without this supporting documentation, your application will not be approved and registration for the exam may be cancelled by BCS without prior notice.

Next Steps
  • Once received your supporting information will be reviewed by BCS (usually within 2-3 working days).
  • If approved, you will then receive a unique link to register for the exam.
  • Before proceeding to register, you will also be asked to confirm you have submitted the required information.

The examination sat is the same as for UK trainees and is identical in all respects (including the 6 UK specific questions). No other version of this examination is offered.

Following the exam, successful CESR candidates will be issued with a certificate stating that they demonstrated knowledge of core cardiology, equivalent to that required for the award of a certificate of completion of training (CCT).