Allied Professional CDRMS Exam Eligibility Policy
The purpose of this policy is to articulate and define the standard eligibility requirement held by IBHRE in order to qualify for the above stated certification exam and the documentation required from candidates in order to prove eligibility.
Applicants for the CDRMS certification examination must demonstrate that they meet the following eligibility criteria as it applies to cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) remote monitoring. The required experience as noted below may be obtained by performing remote monitoring, or in-person evaluations. This includes exposure to pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and subcutaneous cardiac rhythm monitoring devices (aka. implantable loop recorder). Exposure to all major manufacturer’s devices is highly encouraged. Note that persons who already hold a valid Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) credential are not encouraged to sit for this examination, as the CCDS credential is a higher-level certification.
- A minimum of an Associate Degree in a medical field with at least one year of CIED remote monitoring or in-person evaluations
- A minimum of two years of experience with CIED remote monitoring or in-person evaluation
- Successfully completed the Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) examinations, or an equivalent examination, with at least one year of CIED remote monitoring or in-person evaluations
One letter of recommendation that validates your commitment in the field submitted with the application.
Upon submitting an application for the exam, all candidates must provide appropriate documentation as evidence of their eligibility – all eligibility criteria must be addressed as part of the application by submission of documentation. All documentation must be uploaded as one file and submitted with the online application. Documentation will be reviewed by IBHRE staff. Applications received without appropriate documentation will be ineligible to sit for the examination.
Required documentation for submission (depending on the eligibility pathway) is as follows:
- At least one letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor, physician supervisor, representative, or colleague from the candidate’s place of employment attesting to the candidate’s current position. In addition, the same letter or another letter must confirm current or past involvement in the field of remote or in-person CIED monitoring/management, and the number of years of experience in the field. Note: Letter(s) must be on official letterhead.
- If applicable, a copy of current professional license from the state, province or country of current practice
- If applicable, a copy of certificate or diploma of completion from professional school (e.g. medical, nursing, technical college, bachelor’s degree, etc.)
- If applicable, certificate of completion or other documentation verifying successful completion of education or certification (such as Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist)
IBHRE reserves the right to independently verify the licenses, credentials and employment status of all examination candidates. The candidate’s signature on his or her examination application duly authorizes IBHRE to conduct such independent verification.