Allied Professional Electrophysiology Exam
When should I arrive at my test center on exam day?
You should plan to arrive at your testing center 30 minutes prior to your start time to allow adequate time to be signed in by the Testing Center Administrator. If you are more than 30 minutes late for your appointment, you will not be permitted to test.
What should I bring with me to the test center?
For the Cardiac Device exams for the Physician and Allied Professional, and the Cardiac EP exam for the Allied Professional - Remember to bring your Scheduling Permit and an unexpired Government Issued Photo ID. Check your permit to ensure that the first and last names on your scheduling permit and the first and last names on your ID are the same.*
*If the names do not match, you will not be permitted to test. If you find that your names do not match, you must contact IBHRE at least two weeks prior to the exam to obtain a new permit.
You may bring personal items such as cell phones, purses, and food to the testing center but you may not carry those items into the testing room. The Test Center Administrator will provide you with a locker to store your personal belongings while you are testing. For a complete list of the Prometric Test Center Rules and Regulations, be sure to review the Computer Based testing section of this website.
May I bring scratch paper with me into the testing room?
No. Any outside paper or writing instrument is strictly forbidden in the testing room. You may request a laminated sheet and dry erase marker from the Test Center Administrator. If you have to leave the testing room for any reason, you must return the laminated sheet to the Test Center Administrator before exiting.
Will I need to bring my own calculator and caliper to the exam?
No. The testing software is equipped with electronic calculators and calipers which you may use throughout the exam. You can practice using these functions by downloading the IBHRE Computer-Based Testing Tutorial prior to the exam.
May I bring earplugs with me to the testing center to block out typing noises?
Yes. You may bring soft earplugs to use during the exam. The Test Center Administrator must inspect earplugs before you enter the testing room. You may also request noise-blocking headphones at the testing site.
May I bring a magnifying glass with me to see exam questions better?
Candidates should seek prior approval from IBHRE to use a magnifying glass during the exam. The Test Center Administrator will permit candidates with prior approval to bring their own magnifying glass into the testing room upon inspection.
When will my exam session officially begin?
As soon as the Test Center Administrator signs you into your computer using the Candidate Identification Number (CIN) located at the bottom of your permit, your exam will officially begin.
How is the exam structured?
For the Cardiac Device exams for the Physician and Allied Professional, and the Cardiac EP exam for the Allied Professional -After an optional 15-minute tutorial, your exam will begin. The exam consists of 200 questions. You will be presented these questions in five blocks of 40. You will have 54 minutes to complete each block. At the end of each block, you will be given the option of continuing to the next block or taking a scheduled break. You will have a total of 15 minutes of scheduled break time for the entire exam.
Final registration deadline date
Final registration deadline date
How do I schedule an appointment to take the exam?
Approximately 6 weeks after the exam registration closes, IBHRE will contact exam candidates via email with instructions on how to schedule an appointment online. Visit the Exam Scheduling section to learn specifics on scheduling an appointment.
Is there a particular start time when I should schedule my exam appointment?
No. Upon scheduling your appointment with Prometric, you may be presented with the option of selecting your start time in which case you are free to choose whichever start time is most convenient for you. In some cases, your choice of start times may be limited and it may be necessary to accept whichever time is available.
When is the last day that I may schedule my exam appointment?
The final cut-off date to schedule an exam appointment is two business days prior to the exam date, and even then there may be no availability at your preferred testing site. Candidates who attempt to schedule within two days of the exam will not be permitted to schedule an appointment.
IBHRE strongly recommends that you schedule your exam appointment at least thirty (30) days prior to the exam. After 30 days prior to the exam, IBHRE cannot guarantee that an exam appointment will be available at your preferred testing location(s). You may seek assistance from IBHRE when scheduling an appointment until three weeks prior to the exam. If you do not schedule your appointment within three weeks of the exam, IBHRE cannot guarantee assistance with securing a location and cancellation penalties will be enforced.