European Exam in Core Cardiology
About the EECC
CESR candidates wanting to register for the EECC 2023 please refer to link (EECC2023 CESR)
ESC 2023 Welcome Kit Links
IMPORTANT: When registering for the exam you MUST provide your ESC ID number (which is mandatory when accessing the EECC prep course). If you do not have one please open an account here Create a MyESC account
Access to preparatory modules will be made available after registration is closed.
The European Exam in Core Cardiology (EECC) is administered by the European Society of Cardiology, in conjunction with the UEMS Cardiology Section and the national cardiac societies. Since 2018, the exam sat by UK trainees contains 6 UK-specific questions relating to UK guidance and legislation.
Passing the EECC is a curriculum requirement for CCT in the UK. It is sat in ST5 but trainees who do not achieve the required standard will be able to progress to ST6 and ST7 without affecting decisions about allocation to advanced modules, providing the other elements of their performance are judged satisfactory at the ARCP. They can then resit the exam in ST6 and ST7.
Once registration is closed the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will provide access to preparatory modules for the exam via the ESC e-learning platform to everyone registered for the EECC. To do this, we need to supply your contact details to the ESC. You will be asked for consent to your data being shared as part of the registration process.
The European Exam in General Cardiology (EEGC) was rebranded to European Exam in Core Cardiology (EECC) in June 2021.
Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023
Registration: Closed Now
Registration Closing Date: 11:59pm, Monday 20 February 2023
REQUESTS TO REGISTER AFTER THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Results due to be released by end of July 2023.
Candidates please note that from 2022 the re-sit fee has been increased in line with the standard exam fee. We are no longer able to hold this fee down and are therefore giving considerable notice of this fee increase.
Dates for EECC exams have been scheduled and agreed by ESC and the National Societies for the next 4 years. The dates are:
Tuesday 18 June 2024
Tuesday 17 June 2025
This is managed by the British Cardiovascular Society and usually starts in September and closes in February – dates are published on this website. The exam is open only to cardiology trainees in recognised training programmes who will be in their third or later year of specialty training at the point they sit the exam. The current fee for taking the exam is published on the BCS website when registration opens.
*In order to process your registration, it is necessary for us to share information with CYIM and ProctorU.
It is the responsibility of trainees to provide BCS with the necessary information for registration with the test provider:
- Email address (ALL correspondence about the exam will be sent to the email address you register with)
- ESC ID number
- Phone number
- GMC number
Candidates will receive a registration confirmation by e-mail from ESC – we recommend you check your spam folder.
*2023 online exam
For those taking the 2023 exam online it is necessary for us to share information with CYIM and ProctorU® as the examination and test
In the event of illness please inform the BCS and your training programme director (TPD) as soon as possible. After the exam, you will be asked to fill in an online feedback form. This information is used by the EECC Board to improve the exam and has proved to be very helpful.
EECC 2023 – important information for candidates
Cancellation Terms & Conditions:
- Places on the course are non-transferrable
- Places on the course are non-transferrable.
- A full refund, less £20 administration fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org 8 weeks prior to the event.
- Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.
- You will receive email acknowledgement when your request is received.
- For further queries, telephone: +44 (0)20 7380 1914 or email email@example.com'
Updated: 21 January 2021
Your data will be shared with the, ESC, GMC, CYIM and ProctorU® (for the 2020 rescheduled exam online) as detailed below.
From 2020, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will provide one year’s professional membership of the ESC and access to preparatory modules for the exam via the ESC e-learning platform to everyone registered for the EECC 2023. To do this, we need to supply your contact details to the ESC. You will be asked for consent to your data being shared as part of the registration process for example name, home address, office address, mobile, personal number.
For the purposes of obtaining a CCT the GMC must be informed that a Dr has passed the BCS exam (please refer to the cardiology curriculum). The EECC exam is GMC compliant, therefore the BCS will provide data to the GMC once results are obtained for the purposes of quality assurance and research. All exam data from 2020 exam entrance onwards will be shared as follows:
GMC reference no
Candidate first name
Date of birth
The BCS hold a data sharing agreement with the GMC which sets out how EECC exam data may be used. These arrangements have been considered and agreed by the EECC UK board.
CYIM and ProctorU® - exam online
In order to process your registration, it is necessary for us to share information with CYIM and ProctorU® as the online examination test provider. It is the responsibility of trainees to provide BCS with the necessary information for registration with CYIM and ProctorU®.