Allied Professionals Cardiac Device Remote Monitoring Specialist (CDRMS) Exam


The IBHRE Test Writing Committee in collaboration testing agency, Prometric, designed the CDRMS certification examination. The CDRMS certification mark recognizes individuals who have successfully achieved a passing score on the IBHRE certification examination and maintain certification requirements, as set by IBHRE for providing remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). To maintain certification, CDRMS recipients must participate in IBHRE's continuous competency program, IBHRE-C3Questions? Contact IBHRE at


About IBHRE Exams:

IBHRE exams are delivered in 4 sections with 5 minute optional breaks in between. In addition, 15 minutes are allotted for the tutorial and 15 minutes are allotted for the exit survey.

Certification Number of Multiple Choice Questions Test Duration Appointment Duration
CCDS 200 4 hours 5 hours
CEPS 200 4 hours 5 hours
CEPS-A 175 4 hours 5 hours
CEPS-P 175 4 hours 5 hours
CDRMS 150 3.5 hours 5 hours

About the Exam Content:

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This examination validates the competency and skill level of practitioners who use Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) in caring for patients suffering with chronic cardiac disorder. This exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is administered within a four-hour time limit. Candidates are expected to have broad knowledge in five general areas:

  • Rhythm recognition
  • Device and lead function
  • Remote service management
  • Diagnostic monitoring
  • Device technology

View the CDRMS Exam Content Outline     

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Target Audience:

Allied professionals involved in remote monitoring of CIEDs may be eligible for the exam. Allied professionals include:

  • Technicians
  • Technologists
  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Therapists
  • Educators
  • Research associates
  • Clinical specialists

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The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners does not condone discrimination with regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status in enrollment or employment, nor in the educational programs it operates. The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners seeks to make all programs and services, including electronic and information technology, accessible to people with disabilities. In this spirit, and in accordance with the provisions of Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Board provides healthcare professionals with reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to the programs and activities of the Board.

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