The candidates may sit for the examination once they attended the advanced course and uploaded a minimum of 30 TTE and 10 TEE reports. All reports need to be validated by the mentor and the supervisor.
The 3 parts of the examinations must be taken in the same year.
The examination takes place as follows:
Part I: Theoretical written part
Part II: Practical written part
Part III: Practical hands-on part (mannequins)
Duration: 90 minutes
Content: 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs, T/F)
Duration: 60 minutes
Content: 10 Cases with 3 single best answer questions each
Duration: 20 minutes
Content: 6 TEE planes to be reported with a description of the main structures and purpose of the view (OSCE format using mannequin trainer)
To pass the EDEC examination, the participants must succeed all three parts, which are scored separately. There is no compensation allowed.
The EDEC Diploma will only be awarded once a candidate successfully passed all three parts of the exam, completed the logbook and collected the 40 points. A satisfactory performance at the written and practical assessment alone does not allow for “partial accreditation”.