Allied Professional Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS) Exam

The IBHRE Test Writing Committee  and the National Board of Medical Examiners designed the CEPS certification examination for allied professionals. To maintain certification, participants must complete Verification of Continuing Education  once every five years and recertify by re-examination  once every ten years. Note: IBHRE will launch a new continuous competency program in 2022. Questions? Contact IBHRE at

About the Exam:

This examination assesses core competencies of cardiac electrophysiology as applied to the role of allied professionals in the clinical setting. It will consist of 200 multiple-choice questions and will last five hours. Candidates should have basic knowledge in three general areas:

  • Basic science
  • Applied science
  • Technology, clinical practice, diagnosis, interpretation, management of tachyarrhythmias, and bradyarrhythmias

Target Audience:

Allied professionals who work with cardiac arrhythmias, ablation, and electrophysiological studies:

  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • EP/lab technicians,
  • Technologists
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Therapists
  • Educators
  • Research associates
  • Clinical specialists
  • Sales representatives


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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