Stress echocardiography accreditation

Stress accreditation is a process that checks competency and safety of echocardiographers undertaking this modality.  Following successful completion, accreditation is valid for five years.

The main focus of the exam is to test a good working level of knowledge of the assessment of ischaemic heart disease but there is a small proportion of questions on other indications for stress for e.g. structural heart disease.

The two part examination comprises a written paper and a practical assessment. The written paper has 100 true/false questions and also 15 video cases. The practical assessment includes the review of a 200 case logbook, a viva session to discuss five video cases and a demonstration of competence in performing an exercise echo.

Further details of the requirements to successfully complete accreditation can be found in the accreditation pack. 

Accreditation pack

Candidates who have passed the written exam and are almost ready to attend a practical assessment can register interest by clicking the button below. We will be in contact once practical dates have been confirmed. 

Stress Echo Practical interest list