Cardiac Device Education & Self-Assessment Course

Version 2 - Now Available! 

*Developed by IBHRE, an independent certification board and global leader in heart rhythm management credentialing, the Cardiac Device Education and Self-Assessment (CDESA) Course Version 2 includes eight information-packed sections consisting of more than 30 chapters based on the 2022 Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) Exam Blueprint found in IBHRE's Certification Candidate Handbook, along with case studies and knowledge checks, and a 50-question post-assessment at the end of the course.

In this course, you will examine concepts and critical issues in cardiac rhythm device therapy related to:

  • Fundamentals of Electrophysiology and Electronics
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Perioperative Practice/Clinical Practice
  • Safety
  • Patient and Device Follow-Up Management
  • Radiology

*Completing this online course does not guarantee successful completion of the CCDS exam. The course does not cover all topics included in the CCDS exam blueprint. Purchasing the CDESA does not reduce the cost to apply for certification.


Who Should Take this Course?

This course is designed for practitioners who specialize in the field of heart rhythm management, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, technicians, device representatives, clinical specialists, students, residents, and fellows, and anyone else who wants to gain a deeper understanding of CIED therapy.

Practitioners should have a broad knowledge in the following areas:

  • Basic Science
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Clinical Practice, Diagnosis, Interpretation and Management of Tachyarrhythmias, and Bradyarrhythmias

If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact IBHRE at

Group Discount Rates:

Industry & Professional Organizations per order (1-year access)
10-24 courses: 10% discount
25-49 courses: 15% discount
50+ courses: 20% discount

Academic Institutions per order (2-year access)
6 or more courses: 10% discount

Contact IBHRE's CEO, Tracy Lofty, at for more information about group rates.


Achieving Global Excellence in Heart Rhythm Management