BHRS Reaccreditation

There are several options available to suit you

Re-accreditaton Options for All Candidates

Note: The new accreditation system will be available from the beginning of 2024. Anyone with accreditation due to expire in 2024 will be granted an extension to the end of 2024 while we transition over to the new system. An online form will become available to submit your accreditation evidence. Please keep relevant evidence of attendance at any CRM courses, symposiums, conferences etc. while we begin collating BHRS Point-approved events for 2020 and onwards.

The BHRS council has a formal commitment to maintaining our members’ skills and knowledge through accrediting processes and provision of high quality and relevant education.

Following accreditation, if you wish to remain accredited, you will need to re-accredit when your certification is about to expire to ensure maintenance of your CIED’s implant/follow up skills, background knowledge and/ or electrophysiology skills.

This page outlines the processes by which you can access re-accreditation for each of the accreditation processes that we offer. This process is voluntary, but without it, you would need to repeat the accreditation with exam process to gain new BHRS accreditation.

An online form is currently being developed and will be available by the 1st March. Please keep relevant evidence of any CRM/ Cardiology/ Heart Failure courses, symposiums, conferences etc. to submit via the online form.

Demonstrating skill maintenance: BHRS recognises that the number of CIEDs follow ups/implants and electrophysiology cases personally performed by an individual varies according to their seniority and their role in a department. We, therefore, accept evidence of professional activity in the three options below with minimum numbers within each option that applies.

IBHRE and EHRA accredited members can also accredit with BHRS using the below options

You must remain a BHRS member for the duration of your certified period (for any years missing a retrospective charge will be applied)

Option 1: accreditation every 5 years (via the below)

  • Achieving the BHRS standard* with the recommended minimum number of CIEDS follow ups and implants or electrophysiology cases per year*

  • Demonstrate CPD with 20+ BHRS points over 5 years from a minimum of 2 categories**

  • Before Accreditation is awarded a letter may be sent to your Head of Department confirming you have achieved the BHRS recommended minimum numbers of device implants/follow-ups or EP procedures***

Five yearly fee of £150

Option 2: accreditation every 5 years (via the below)

  • Achieving less than the BHRS standard recommended minimum number of CIEDS follow ups & implants or electrophysiology cases implants per year*

  • Demonstrate CPD with 25+ BHRS points over 5 years from a minimum of 2 categories**

Five yearly fee of £150

Option 3: Complete the BHRS exam again

  • Take the BHRS examination again

  • You are not required to complete a logbook

Five yearly fee of £350 (if you pass)

*The BHRS standards for i) Interventional Electrophysiology study and catheter ablation in adults 2020 and ii) Clinical Standards and Guidelines for the Follow Up of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDS) for Cardiac Rhythm Management (June 2022)
**See category list in reaccreditation guidance and application form
***You may be required to send us proof countersigned by your Head of Department that you have achieved the BHRS recommended numbers
Additional Notes:
  • Extensions can be applied for maternity leave and long-term sick
  • If in any 1 year the minimum number device follow ups & device implants as per BHRS standards has not been achieved then if an average over 5 years reaches the minimum number per year required this will be accepted.

Next Exam Date

  • 22nd November 2023

  • 15th May 2024

  • 20th November 2024

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Certification Expiry Dates for Past Candidates FAQs

Your BHRS certification expires in 5 years from the date you received full certification (i.e. when you had passed both the exam and logbook)

Your BHRS certification expires in 10 years from the date you received full certification (i.e. when you had passed both the exam and logbook)

Your BHRS certification expires 31st December 2024.

Historically BHRS offered lifetime accreditation for those BHRS members that were accredited in 2005 and before. The Accreditation Committee has decided that this has now become unacceptable.  Those members affected should now seek reaccreditation via BHRS points to show your CPD.  You will be able use the new BHRS points system to reaccredit which will be available from March 2024.  Your accreditation will automatically expire 31st December 2024.

How to Get Your Event on the BHRS Points List

We are currently collating details of events/courses/conferences/webinars etc from 2024.  If you’d like your educational training to be BHRS endorsed please drop an email to admin@bhrs.com and we will send you more details.

British Heart Rhythm Society

British Heart Rhythm Society (formerly known as Heart Rhythm UK) is dedicated to improving all aspects of arrhythmia care and electrical device based therapies along with acting as a unifying focus for those professionals involved.