Registration Process for EDEC

All candidates must meet the requirements for registration and have their registration accepted before they are fully registered for EDEC certification. The EDEC Guidelines will give more information on the examination process, supervisor and mentor descriptions, as well as detailed requirements for candidates to be eligible to sit the exams.

The registration fees amount to:

  • ESICM Members: EUR 800
  • non ESICM Members: EUR 1300

Fees include access to the logbook, the online classroom at the Academy and participation in the examinations.

Admission to the EDEC Advanced course and external training courses are not included in the fee.

Any full-time recognised intensivist who has attended a basic course in echocardiography in the last two years can apply for EDEC. It will be required to document your position as a full-time intensivist and to provide a certificate of attendance for the basic course. You will also need to identify potential local mentor(s) and supervisor(s).

New Candidates/non ESICM member users: Please create an ESICM account and complete the EDEC application form in My ESICM/My EDEC/EDEC Profile.

New Candidates/ESICM member users: Please complete the EDEC application form in My ESICM/My EDEC/EDEC Profile.

As a final step in the application process, provisional payment (via credit card) must be provided. Please note that ESICM will only process the charges once the application is accepted.*

*Some financial institutions may provisionally deduct the fee immediately upon entering the credit card data during registration, however, these funds are held by the individual bank – not ESICM, so any issues must be resolved by the candidate with their own bank.

Candidates will be informed by email of their acceptance to the EDEC curriculum. When notification of acceptance is received, EDEC candidates have a 24-month period to complete it.

Following validation of their logbook, candidates will be informed by email of the forthcoming exams (registration is included in the initial EDEC fee).




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